Welcome to Troop 72 and 4172

100 Years of Scouting

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.

We meet Thursday evenings, year-round at 7:00 p.m. Meetings last 90 minutes. During the school year we meet at John Muir Elementry 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 at Wente Scout Reservation near Willits California. During the summer, we feature a high adventure trip, such as backpacking in the Sierras and treks to the BSA High-Adventure Bases. We currently have the following trips planned:

  • 2024: Sea Base (Florida and St. Thomas)
  • 2025: Northern Tier High Adventure
  • 2026: National Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtal Reserve (to be run by Pacific Skyline Council)
  • 2027: TBD (possibly Philmont Scout Ranch BSA) The 26th World Scout Jamboree will also take place this year near Gdańsk, Poland

Our members are from San Bruno and the surrounding communities including Millbrae, Pacifica and South San Francisco. 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 May 17 2024 - 7:09am

Upcoming Troop Meetings

  • Locations for upcoming Troop meetings:
    • May 23: John Muir
    • May 30: Oak Cove Picnic Area in Junipero Serra Park
    • June 6: Updated: San Bruno City Park (near tennis courts) 
    • June 13: South San Francisco Elk's Lodge (see Troop calendar for start times)
    • June 20: No meeting (most Scouts will be at Summer Camp)
    • June 27: San Bruno City Park (near tennis courts)
    • July 4: No meeting
    • remainder of July: San Bruno City Park (near tennis courts)
  • The June 13 Troop meeting is manditory for Scouts attending Summer Camp the first time and the SPL. The event will take place at the Elk's Lodge (see the Troop calendar for details). All other Scouts attending summer camp are strongly encouraged to attend. Scouts who are not attending summer camp should skip this 6:30 - 7:30 meeting.
  • Our younger Scouts should still attend the flag day event on June 13 which begins at 5:30 even if they're not going to Summer Camp. Please be prompt if you're are participating in the event.
  • Sign-ups are open for our July camping trip. Please RSVP online ASAP. Check your e-mail or Troop calendar for details.
  • Please reminder that Troop meetings start at 7:00 and PLC members should be there 10-15 minutes early for last minute instructions. I realize some of our Scouts have another activity immediatly prior to the Troop meeting, but we ask everyone else to be courtous and be on time to the start of the meeting.

Upcoming Events

  • We have a swming opportunity at the Orange Park Pool in South San Francisco on Sunday, May 19. Please RSVP so we know who to expect.
  • Our annual Memorial Day Grave Decorating event is on Saturday, May 25.

2024 Camporee

Posted on Apr 29 2024 - 7:01pm

This weekend, scouts went to Boulder Creek Scout Reservation for this year's Camporee!! Troop 72 gathered with other troops from the district to camp, cook meals, play games, and many more fun activities.

Gio's Eagle Project at John Muir!

Posted on Apr 20 2024 - 10:20pm

Congratulations, Gio on completing your Eagle project. It looks amazing!!

Jiawei's Eagle Project Building Tables and Benches

Posted on Apr 20 2024 - 9:18pm

Scouts helped Jiawei at his Eagle project painting and building three tables and six benches using redwood lumber. Additionally, the San Mateo School District was painting planter boxes at the same location, so the Scouts had tons to work on!

Lucas's Eagle Project

Posted on Apr 14 2024 - 11:39pm

Lucas led Scouts to complete his Eagle project of painting a mural at the Taylor Middle School garden. It turned out so well!!

Summer Camp Merit Badge Schedule

Posted on Apr 12 2024 - 10:29am

The Summer Camp merit badge schedule is available at https://ggacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/2024-WSR-Merit-Badge-Schedule.jpg. 

We'll be discussing this further at the April 25 Troop meeting. Online sign-ups will be open May 1. One change (which IMHO is a good one) is that several merit badges have been expanded to two hours so that requriements can be covered properly. The one downside to this is that those sessions will likely fill quickly, so jumping on on-line registration will be important for those badges.

BSA Troops 72 & 4172