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BSA Troop 42

BSA Troop 42 was formed in San Mateo in 1958, and met regularly at the Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo until 2014 when the Troop moved to St. Bart's Catholic Church in San Mateo. The Troop was founded on the basic principles of the Boy Scouts of America with emphasis placed on:

  • Development of outdoor and scout craft skills
  • Character development
  • Mental and physical fitness
  • Patriotism and citizenship training
  • Community service
  • Provide and Encourage Advancement
  • Scout led - Adult supervised
  • Patrol Based
  • Scout and family cooperative effort and involvement for a planned and enjoyable program

Sign Up for Wilderness Canoeing!

Posted on Oct 14 2014 - 10:08pm
  We have an opportunity to attend the BSA Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Ely, Minnesota for a 7-day wilderness canoeing trip July 21-30, 2015, but we need to get at least 6 scouts signed up with their deposit paid by 10/29/13 in order to make this a reality.  I know this is a long way off  to plan for, but this should the canoeing outing of a lifetime. Participants will canoe and camp through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness exploring pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands, and fishing for breakfast, lunch and dinner on some days. Everyone who completes the trip will receive a Northern Tier participant patch and the BSA 50-Miler award.  

Equipment and Uniform Exchange is now up

Posted on Apr 11 2014 - 10:05am

Hello everyone,

I have set up a google spreadsheet so that all of you may post your equipment and uniform requests or wants. Directions and rules are posted on the Exchange's page under the Menu of the Troop website. If you have any ideas on how to improve this system, please tell me. Thank you!


Posted on Oct 4 2011 - 6:55pm


Boy Scouting is for parents as well as boys. Merit Badges need not be solely
earned at summer camps and special sessions.  They may be earned throughout
the year with the help of talented volunteers like you!

Troop 42 is looking for TROOP PARENTS who are willing to help out with their
abilities and skills as one of our registered Merit Badge Counselors.

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