Welcome to Troop 72 and 4172

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

Troop 72 celebrated 100 years of Scouting in November 2019 

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. We have attended Wente for the past several years. During the summer, we feature our weeklong high adventure trip, such as backpacking in the Sierras. Our members are from San Bruno and the surrounding communities. 

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 Nov 11 2022 - 3:24pm
  • REMINDER: November 17 is the final meeting of the month! Remember to wear your class-A uniforms.
  • At the November 17 Troop meeting we'll be working on two requirements
    • Scout who are not yet Tenderfoot: Tenderfoot requirement 3a, b and c): Tenderfoot Knots. Those Scouts should review pages 365 - 367 of their BSA handbook.
    • All other Scouts: Map and Compass skills. Please review pages 340 - 340 of your handbook.
  • All Troop meetings through mid-December will take place at John Muir. The regular Troop meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
  • We will be holding our annual meeting for the Parent Boosters of 72 at 8:00 p.m. on November 17 at John Muir Elementary School. Please check your e-mail for details.

One of the Ten Essentials: Rain Gear

Posted on Oct 16 2022 - 8:08am

This doesn't actually count!

Mt. Diablo in the Late Summer

Posted on Oct 5 2022 - 7:36pm

We had a small but enthusiastic group at our Mt. Diablo campout in August.

We Survived Philmont!

Posted on Jul 29 2022 - 7:31am
We completed over 100 miles of hiking (including time without packs). It was tough, with some of us making it to the top of Mount Baldy and all of us making it to BaldyTown at 10,000 feet. We all did it!  We are now on the bus back to Albuquerque and the bus seems a lot quieter this time.

Congrats to our Newest Eagle Scouts!

Posted on Jul 5 2022 - 6:25pm

Congrats to all the new eagle scouts!

Welcome Home from Wente

Posted on Jun 26 2022 - 10:26am

We had another wonderful year at Wente. Now its time to shower and re-pack for Philmont.


Check-out the Troop's Shutterfly page for more pictures of the trip to Wente.

BSA Troops 72 & 4172