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 through the "Contact Us" link on the left side of this page.

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.

We have formed a partner Girl's Troop that will be working alongside Troop 72. For more information please visit our partner Troop's site at www.troop172sb.org.

Support Troops 72 and 4172 with Your Amazon Purchases

Posted on Mar 13 2019 - 5:28pm

If you are a regular Amazon shopper, I encourage you to support the Troop through the AmazonSmile program. Please follow the https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-3254077 link to find out more.

Your support will go the 501c(3) organization Parent Boosters of 72. The boosters organization will distribute the funds it receives to the Troops to use for general purposes.

Kehl's Eagle Project

Posted on Mar 5 2019 - 3:13pm

A great big THANK YOU to all the Scouts and adults from Troops 72 and 4172 who came out to help Kehl with his Eagle project for Green Hills Elementary School.

Scout Sunday 2019

Posted on Feb 10 2019 - 1:05pm

A Scout is reverent... Scouts from Troop 72, Pack 290 and other Scout units in and arround San Bruno pay a visit to St. Roberts on Scout Sunday.

Snow Camping (Part 1)

Posted on Feb 10 2019 - 1:05pm

Scouts had a great time snow camping this December.

Camp Tamarancho and Zip-Lining Trip October 2018

Posted on Oct 22 2018 - 6:11pm

Two weeks ago, the Scouts had a weekend overnight adventure at Camp Tamarancho in Marin. The three-day, two night campout was jam-packed with hiking, cooking, and even zip-lining. The campout was a great way to give Cub Scouts a taste of what was to come when they bridged over into Boy Scouts. We took a short hike and found an old abandoned aircraft engine, and were told the story of how the BSA had singlehandedly foiled a government cover up of a plane crash. Later in the weekend, over 4,320 inches off of the ground, Scouts soared through Redwoods and Douglas Firs hooked into zip-lines. Overall, it was an incredible weekend.