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 (Updated June 26)

Posted on Jun 26 2022 - 12:24pm
  • There will be a Troop meeting on June 30.
  • There will not be any regular Troop meetings in July.
  • On July 7, there will be a Philmont Prep Meeting (Mandatory) at the time of our usual Troop meeting.
  • There won't be a PLC meeting in July. The next PLC meeting is August 4.
  • Troop meetings through August 18 will take place in San Bruno City Park in the picnic site near the Tennis Courts.

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.

Scouts had a fun time at Emigrant Gap last June.

Posted on Jun 16 2022 - 5:07pm

Scouts had a Mini Sierra Light last June and had an awesome time. 

Scouts had a great time while Camping in Watsonville

Posted on May 18 2022 - 8:26pm

Scouts had a great camping trip last weekend and had fun with their opportunity to go horseback riding! 

Scouts had a blast at camping at Samuel Taylor Campground

Posted on Mar 15 2022 - 9:08pm

Scouts had an awesome time at Samuel Taylor Campground with cooking their own food and fishing at the lake!

Congratulations to Mark for earning the Silver Beaver Award

Posted on Feb 26 2022 - 4:12pm

Mark was one of two people to be given the Silver Beaver award. Thanks, Mark for what you do for all the things you do for the troop!

BSA Troops 72 & 4172