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

Wreath Money Due December 23rd

Posted on Nov 21 2022 - 10:25pm
Payment Methods and Deadlines for Wreaths
The deadline to turn in all money for the wreaths this year will be Friday, December 23rd. It is important we collect money as quickly as possible as we have to pay the wreath vendors. Scouts that turn in their money after this deadline will not be eligible for any prizes.  Please remember to turn in the bottom half of the attached order form with your checks.

Service Opportunity December 4th @ St Barts

Posted on Nov 19 2022 - 8:45pm

St Barts needs our help!

We’ll be helping to serve food for a few hours on Sunday Dec 4th.

Please help out if you are not attending the hiking outing!

Urban outing RSVP!

Posted on Nov 18 2022 - 7:33pm

We will be visiting SF Dec 10th! Please join us for this tour of SF, Salesforce Tower and The Exploratorium!

RSVP soon so we can secure tickets.

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.

HIKING: 5 mile Hike for 2nd class requirement and Hiking Merit Badge!

Posted on Nov 1 2022 - 11:15pm

The Troop will organize a group to begin Hiking MB this Winter and Spring (and Summer and Fall?)

We'll be taking our time working on the Hiking MB!
All scouts are welcome to attend even if they dont want to complete the badge, or even if they miss a few hikes. There is no deadline to complete the hikes as long as they are done in order. Scouts can also earn the 2nd class hiking requirement too! If interested in beginning the badge, please email Mr Lin to officially get started and get a blue card!

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