Welcome to Troop 72 and 4172

100 Years of Scouting

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.

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 near Willits California. 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.

This Week's Announcements

Posted on May 27 2023 - 1:53pm
  • The June 1 Troop Meeting will be at John Muir. Keep an eye on the Troop calendar for meeting locations in June. As usual for June,. we'll be moving around a bit during the month.
  • Updated 5/22: The Troop website is BACK! Watch for Troop e-mails in your spam folder - because they are being sent from a new server, they are more likely to land in your spam folder. 

Fall Conservation Projects

Posted on Mar 19 2023 - 12:54pm

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! 


Scouts had a awesome time during their SF Golden Gate Park bike ride!

Posted on Mar 2 2023 - 8:55pm

Scouts had a blast biking around Golden Gate Park! Getting some tea and rain during it.

John Muir Pancake Breakfast

Posted on Feb 16 2023 - 12:27pm

Thank you to all of our Scouts and Leaders who volunteered to help out at the annual John Muir pancake breakfast!


Scout Sunday 2023

Posted on Feb 16 2023 - 12:27pm

A Scout is reverent:


One of the Ten Essentials: Rain Gear

Posted on Oct 16 2022 - 8:08am

This doesn't actually count!

BSA Troops 72 & 4172