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. The South San Francisco Elks Lodge has been our chartering organization since the early 1960’s. We regularly provide service in support of their efforts in the community.

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. We have attended Wente for the past several years. During the summer, we feature our weeklong high adventure trip, such as backpacking in the Sierras. Our members are from San Bruno and the surrounding communities. 

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.

This Week's Announcements (Updated September 25)

Posted on Sep 25 2022 - 11:42am
  • This week's Troop meeting (September 29) we'll be working on First Class requirement 7a (Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle and for injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the collarbone). Scouts should review pages 142 - 148 of their BSA handbook to be prepared for the Troop meeting.
  • Next week's Troop meeting (October 6) we'll be working on First Class requirement 5, b, c and d (Preparedness for weather). Scouts should review pages 212-218 of their BSA handbook to be prepared for the Troop meeting.
  • At the October 13 Troop meeting we'll be working on Tenderfoot requirement 7a and Second Class Requirement 8b.
    • All Troop meetings through mid-December will take place at John Muir. The regular Troop meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
  • We still have a couple spots open for the Gold Rush campout - you can RSVP on the Troop website.

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!

Welcome Home from Wente

Posted on Jun 26 2022 - 10:26am

We had another wonderful year at Wente. Now its time to shower and re-pack for Philmont.


Check-out the Troop's Shutterfly page for more pictures of the trip to Wente.

Scouts had a fun time at Emigrant Gap last June.

Posted on Jun 16 2022 - 5:07pm

Scouts had a Mini Sierra Light last June and had an awesome time. 

Scouts had a great time while Camping in Watsonville

Posted on May 18 2022 - 8:26pm

Scouts had a great camping trip last weekend and had fun with their opportunity to go horseback riding! 

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