BSA Troop 42


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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 linked Girls Troop 4042 was founded in 2020.
 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

Royaneh Summer Camp 2023

Posted on Feb 7 2023 - 10:52am

Troop 42 Scouts and Parents,

If you are considering to attend Royaneh Summer Camp this year, here are a few items to help you plan:

Week 1: 6/18 - 6/24

March 5th 10 Mile Hike

Posted on Feb 6 2023 - 9:29am

Hello Scouts!

Anyone interested in Hiking on March 5th?

We'll be doing a 10 mile hike. Join us to work on Hiking MB, or Rank advancement requirement (bring compass) or just to get out with some friends!

NYLT 2023! Early Bird Discount

Posted on Jan 20 2023 - 7:15pm

This action-packed program provides youth with leadership skills and experiences they can use in Scouting and are applicable in their everyday lives.

WHO : All scouts 14 yo (or graduated 8th grade) and 1st Class or above interested in gaining more leadership experience and training. 

Robotics Presentation for Troop 42

Posted on Jan 14 2023 - 10:05pm

Aragon Robotics is coming to Scouts! If you are interested in robotics, don’t know what robotics are, or just like playing with LEGOs, please sign up for the SCOUTreach event on 1/28  on the troop website! It is on a Saturday Jan 28th, and will be from 2-4pm. Aragon Robotics will give a presentation about what robotics is all about, give us a demonstration of their competition winning robot, and will then let us use LEGOs to show Scouts what its like to build and test robots! Additionally, Scouts will also come up with their own ideas for robots and what they will do! This will be a fun-filled, worthwhile event to attend. Please sign up!

Troop Newsletters are Online!

Posted on Nov 16 2022 - 5:17pm

Our Troop Historian, Spencer Nichols has updated the Troop website to include the Troop Newsletters:


CuriOdyssey Opportunity for Leadership

Posted on Nov 9 2022 - 8:59am

For High School aged Students: (not a T42 Scouting program)

Leadership Development Program with community service

CuriOdyssey’s Leadership Development Program is designed for high school youth in the San Francisco Bay Area to take charge of their STEM education and career exploration. This youth program will help participants develop leadership and critical thinking skills while providing them with opportunities to meet STEM professionals and college students pursuing STEM careers. They will learn the skills necessary to be stronger leaders in their community through activities, portfolio building, and gain experience working in an educational museum and zoo setting.

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