Welcome to Troop 72

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

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.

High Adventure

Troop 72 places an emphasis on high adventure. We plan at least one weekend outdoor activity a month. Most months, those events include opportunities to camp outdoors. During the summer, we feature our weeklong high adventure trip. Recent treks included backpacking in the Sierras and a bike trek in the Humboldt Redwoods. This trip is always popular and is more rewarding than can be imagined. Our Troop also spends one week each year at summer camp. We have attended Wente for the past several years.

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

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

Posey Parade 2018

Posted on Jun 5 2018 - 7:56am

 This year, the troop marched in the annual Posey Parade in San Bruno. Thank you all for coming out on a Saturday and representing Troop 72. Here are some images from the parade.

Court of Honor

Posted on Jun 5 2018 - 7:55am


  Just recently, the troop had a Court of Honor to celebrate and recognise the accomplishments of fellow scouts. Congratulations to all, and especially to those who have made Eagle! These are a few images from the Court of Honor.

Memorial Day Flag Placing

Posted on Jun 5 2018 - 7:55am


  On Memorial Day, the troop and pack went and placed flags on the graves of fallen soliders to honor and remember their sacrifices. Here are a couple of pictures to show what we helped accomplish.

Kayaking Trip in Elkhorn Slough

Posted on Jun 4 2018 - 8:09pm


A few weeks back, the troop went on a kayaking trip to Elkhorn Slough. Here are some pictures of our adventures on the Slough.

November Boys' Life

Posted on Dec 30 2017 - 4:00pm

For those who might have missed it, here is the article about Jacob that appeared in the BL Headliner's section of the November 2017 issue of Boys' Life.