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 Dec 4 2023 - 5:06am
  • We will be having Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews at the next two Troop meetings. We need parents and adult leaders available to perform these Boards. We have over half a dozen Scouts who currently need their Board of Review, which is more than we can do in one week, so please understand that we may not get through all of them this week. Scouts will need to be in Class A uniform for their advancement meetings.
  • We will be working on transporting injured people (requirement First Class 7b) at the January 7th Troop Meeting. 
    • Please read pages 149 and 150 of your handbook before the meeting.
    • Flying Bacon will be performing the opening flag ceremony at the meeting - they should arrive a few minutes early to prepare for the opening.
  • We will be working on bandaging injured people (requirement First Class 7a) at the January 7th Troop Meeting. 
    • Phoenix will be performing the opening flag ceremony at the meeting - they should arrive a few minutes early to prepare for the opening.
    • Please read pages 142 through 148 of your handbook before the meeting.
  • The next PLC meeting will be January 11, at 6:00. SPL, ASPL, PL's, Instructors and Troop Guides to required attend.

Gold Rush Camping Trip

Posted on Oct 19 2023 - 1:55pm

At the Gold Rush, scouts camped for a two night trip. They participated in many fun activities, like panning for gold, shooting, candle-making, cooking, and more!

Finishing Mammal Studies Merit Badge

Posted on Oct 17 2023 - 7:45pm

At the CAL Academy of Science, scouts went to complete some final requirements for their Mammal Studies merit badge!

25th World Scout Jamboree

Posted on Aug 27 2023 - 9:44pm

In August, five of our Scouts attended the World Scout Jamboree this year in South Korea! Representing the United States, they met many other scouts from around the world.

River Rafting Last Weekend!

Posted on Aug 27 2023 - 3:29pm

Scouts went on a one night camping trip in Coloma to go River Rafting! Rafts went down the rapids in both the Middle and South Forks.

Native Sons Campout

Posted on Aug 10 2023 - 1:26pm

Scouts went on a two night campout in Native Sons, fulfilling various Tenderfoot, Second-class, and First-class requirements including water purification!

BSA Troops 72 & 4172