Welcome to Troop 72 and 4172

San Bruno’s Troop 72 received its first charter from the Boy Scout of America in May 1917. We are one of the longest running Scout units in the Bay Area and have been in continuous service since 1922. On February 1, 2019, the first day such a unit could be formed, we founded our partner Girls Troop 4172.

Troop 72 celebrated 100 years of Scouting in November 2019 

We meet Thursday evenings, year-round at 7:00 p.m. Meetings last 90 minutes. During the school year we meet at John Muir School and during the summer months we meet at San Bruno City Park. Our Troops place an emphasis on high adventure. We plan at least one weekend outdoor activity a month. Most months, those events include opportunities to camp outdoors. Our Troop spends one week each year at summer camp at Wente Scout Reservation. During the summer, we feature a high adventure trip, such as backpacking in the Sierras and treks to the BSA High-Adventure Bases. Our members are from San Bruno and the surrounding communities including Millbrae, Pacifica and South San Francisco. 

If you are a boy or girl between 11 and 17 and interested in joining Scouts, you can reach us through the "Contact Us" link on the left side of this page. Follow the "About Us" link to the left to learn more about us. 

Are you interested in Cub Scouts for boys and girls in 1st through 5th grade? Please visit our partner Pack's site at www.sanbrunopack290.org.

Fall Conservation Projects

Posted on Feb 2 2023 - 3:30pm

The troop participated in several conservation projects this fall:
Removing invasive plants, clearing trails, planting native species, trail maintenance, and habitat restoration.

And we enjoyed some beautiful views and open spaces along the way! 


This Week's Announcements

Posted on Jan 13 2023 - 11:47am
  • The next round of meetings for Citizenship in Society merit badge will begin on January 19. Information for those who have signed up will be in your e-mail. Those sessions are full, but I expect to begin another round in mid- to late-March.

One of the Ten Essentials: Rain Gear

Posted on Oct 16 2022 - 8:08am

This doesn't actually count!

Mt. Diablo in the Late Summer

Posted on Oct 5 2022 - 7:36pm

We had a small but enthusiastic group at our Mt. Diablo campout in August.

We Survived Philmont!

Posted on Jul 29 2022 - 7:31am
We completed over 100 miles of hiking (including time without packs). It was tough, with some of us making it to the top of Mount Baldy and all of us making it to BaldyTown at 10,000 feet. We all did it!  We are now on the bus back to Albuquerque and the bus seems a lot quieter this time.

Congrats to our Newest Eagle Scouts!

Posted on Jul 5 2022 - 6:25pm

Congrats to all the new eagle scouts!

BSA Troops 72 & 4172