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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 Jul 6 2024 - 11:07am

Upcoming Troop Meetings

  • We will be having a PLC meeting on July 11 at 6:00 p.m. The regular meeting will follow at 7:00.
  • Our meetings for the rest of July and first four weeks of August are in San Bruno City Park (near tennis courts).
  • 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

  • Look for details on the August rafting trip coming soon.

Wente 2024

Posted on Jun 27 2024 - 10:33am

Although this year's trip to Wente Scout Reservation was cut short, the scouts still had so much fun in the time that they were there. When they weren't working on merit badges, scouts were able to enjoy fishing, swimming, playing card games, hiking the Kali-Ama, rifle shooting, archery, or just hanging out around the campsite.

Memorial Day Grave Decorating Event

Posted on Jun 1 2024 - 8:39am

For Memorial Day, scouts placed miniature American flags at every gravestone to honor the country's fallen. Each year, scouts, veterans, and other community members gather at the Golden Gate National Cemetery to pay tribute to the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

Troop Golf Outing

Posted on Jun 1 2024 - 8:39am

On Thursday, May 9, the normal Troop meeting took place at the San Bruno Golf Center! The scouts were able to practice or learn how to golf, and had an absolute blast.

Peak Hike #5: Mt Diablo

Posted on May 30 2024 - 11:06pm

Scouts went to Mt Diablo for their fifth peak hike. They hiked on Summit Trail, and then got to climb on sandstone boulders after lunch!

Thomas' Eagle Project

Posted on May 30 2024 - 10:30pm

Thomas completed his Eagle Project in Pacifica on May 5th. Thank you to all the Scouts that volunteered to help, it looks great!

BSA Troops 72 & 4172