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. In January 2020 the Troop moved to Baywood Elementary School 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

Camping Merit Badge

Posted on Jun 21 2021 - 5:54pm
Jul 6 2021 - 6:00pm
Jul 6 2021 - 8:00pm
1764 Lexington Ave, San Mateo

Camping merit badge session for anyone who has completed their 20 required camping nights.

Camp Royaneh Registration Deadline **This WEDNESDAY, 5/19**

Posted on May 14 2021 - 8:34am

If you are interested in Camp Royaneh, the final deadline is this Wednesday, 5/19.  

All Scouts and Adult Campers and Drivers must have proof either of COVID vaccination (copy ok) or a negative COVID test (non-home test) taken within 96 hours of arrival at camp.  

Camp Royaneh Registration **NOW OPEN**

Posted on Mar 15 2021 - 11:56am

Registration for Camp Royaneh is now open.  

According to Golden Gate Area Council (“GGAC”), Camp Royaneh appears to be in high-demand for this summer.  However, before registering and making the financial commitment, you need to be cognizant of some important factors due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID pandemic and the vaccination schedule.  In recognition of these uncertainties, GGAC is offering a very flexible refund policy this year.  A FULL REFUND will be granted to any registered scouts who ultimately decide not to attend Camp Royaneh for any reasons.

Spring Merit Badges: Gardening, Nature, Plant Science and Medicine

Posted on Mar 8 2021 - 8:49pm

Spring Merit Badge Series with Mr Lin:

I will be conducting merit badge sessions for the following badges this Spring. This is a great time to get your gardens growing while many of us are spending time at home! Those of you doing hiking or outdoors projects will also have a chance to observe nature as well!

Summer Nature Merit Badge Announcement

Posted on Jun 13 2020 - 8:24am

HI Everyone,

Hopefully everyone will be able to get outside and enjoy nature during this summer!

I’m planning to host a Nature Merit Badge session this summer. A lot of this badge will be done on your own, in your backyard and out hiking around the local area.

Gardening Merit Badge

Posted on Apr 3 2020 - 4:10pm
Spring is a great time to start gardening and since we are all stuck around the house I’m going to invite everyone to start working on this great merit badge and I’ll be your counselor. 
The most time consuming portions of the badge include growing 6 veggies and 6 flowers, (3 each from seeds, 3 each from seedlings). Many of you may have seeds lying around or perhaps you can mail order them, or have HomeDepot deliver them. When it is safe to head out you can buy seedlings and get those going too. 
The growing season for this probably will be from now until May/June.
If you are interested in this badge, please just drop me a message and let me know that you might be doing it (no pressure if you dont end up doing it). We’ll get blue cards later, and decide on a potential meeting possibly in the May/June/July timeframe perhaps even a virtual meeting.
 Please take photos of all the seedlings/plants/garden along the way.
Thank you, and stay safe! Please let me know if any questions.

Ken Lin

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