About Us


Troop 72 places an emphasis on high adventure. We plan at least one weekend outdoor activity a month (except for December). Most months, those activities include opportunities to camp overnight.  

During the summer, we have a weeklong high adventure trip. Recent treks included backpacking in or around Yosemite and a bike trek in the Humboldt Redwoods. This trip is always popular and is more rewarding than can be imagined.

Our Scouts also have the opportunity to attend a one week summer camp session with the Troop at Wente Scout Reservation. This is a week-long trip and a lot of fun and opportunity to earn merit badges.


Troop 72 holds weekly meetings on Thursday evenings beginning at 7:00 p.m. We currently meet at John Muir School during the school year and San Bruno City Park during the summer. Parents are welcome to attend Troop meetings, but are not required to be there. Regular attendance is expected, but we do understand that school and family come first and there are be times your scout can’t make a meeting. During these 90 minute meetings we practice Scouting skills, work on advancement and merit badges and plan and prepare for upcoming events. We meet year round, going dark only for Thanksgiving, the Christmas holidays and when the Troop is out of town on a weeklong outing.


We are very proud of the countless Scouts from Troop 72 that have gone on to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout is one of the most rewarding achievements a young man will carry through life.


Our Troop is active in supporting our community, undertaking one or more service projects almost every each month. Our Scouts have completed many Eagle projects in and around San Bruno. We participate annually in Operation Clean Sweep and Scouting for Food. One of our most rewarding activities is placing American flags at the Golden Gate National Cemetery for Memorial Day.


Scouts are in uniform at all Troop events and activities. Depending on the activity, Scouts are expected to wear either their full formal Class “A” uniform or a Class “B” uniform consisting of a troop t-shirt and troop hat. The class “B” uniform is worn at the majority of troop meetings. The troop provides all Scouts with their first hat, t-shirt and handbook. The Scouts provide the remainder of their uniform, which can be purchased at the Foster City Scout shop.


Scouts generally provide their own personal camping gear. The Troop provides the heavy duty group equipment on outings. For the Scout’s first few trips, the most significant equipment they will need to provide is a backpack, a sleeping bag and good walking shoes.


The Troop pays for the high-adventure trip, food and site fees for week-end campouts, annual BSA registration fees and awards earned by the Scouts. Currently, Troop 72 does not assess annual dues. Continuation of this policy is dependent on the success of our annual fundraising drive that takes place in early July. Scouts are expected to pay for summer camp (typically ~$400 / week), certain Troop activities not directly related to camping, Council run activities such as merit badge midways.  


 If you are interested in joining the Troop, attending a Troop meeting or have questions about Scouting or our group, you can reach us through the "Contact Us" link on the left side of this page.