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Troop 72 Centennial Celebration

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 early1960’s. We regularly provide service work in support of their efforts in the community.

Troop 72 is turning 100 this November. We will be holding a celebration on the evening of Saturday, November 2nd to mark this milestone. Tickets on sale now (click on the word tickets to purchase now): TICKETS

Are you an alumnus of Troop 72?  Do you know someone who is? We would love to include you in our 100 year festivities. Please contact Jeannie Rae at 100years@troop72sb.org to learn more and receive updates about our centennial celebration.

Our current Scouts will also be collecting stories from our alumni. Please let us know if you have stories or pictures to share using the 100years@troop72sb.org e-mail address. 

Joining the Troop

Posted on Aug 4 2019 - 11:11am

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. 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. 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. This trip is always popular and is more rewarding than can be imagined. 

If you are a boy or girl between 11 and 17 and interested in joining Scouts, 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. Follow the "About Us" link to the left to learn more about us. 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.

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.

Troop 72 and 4172 Traveling This Summer

Posted on Jul 29 2019 - 7:05pm

We have a crew of 10 Scouts and 4 leaders at Northern Tier and 3 Scouts and a leader at the 2019 World Jamboree. Safe travels everyone!

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.