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

New Parent Meeting

Posted on Sep 18 2023 - 9:37pm
During the regular scout meeting on Tuesday, September 26th we will hold our annual New Parent Meeting. The presentation will include presentations on Troop Operations, Patrols, Rank Advancement, Merit Badges, Fundraisers, Service Projects Summer Camp and High Adventure. There will be time for questions and discussion. The meeting will be from 7:30 to 8:45 pm. Afterwards you can join the scouts for Closing Circle. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending.
This meeting is geared towards NEW scout parents but returning parents are certainly welcome to attend. 

T42 RAFTING Trip ! [sign up now!]

Posted on Sep 16 2023 - 10:05pm

Scouts and Families!

This is the wettest and most fun trip this Fall!

If you have completed the BSA swim test in the last 12 months (or can get one done with a lifeguard very soon) Please sign up!

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Signup!

Posted on Sep 16 2023 - 9:58pm

High School aged scouts! 

Please see this calendar announcement on working on your Citizenship in Society MB. 

Service projects upcoming! Sign up now!

Posted on Sep 16 2023 - 9:47pm

Scouts and Families! 
We have a very busy service month in October!
The events we need the most help at are for late October

We have our Annual Scouting for Food event which our troop organizes and prints door hangers for the Aragon neighborhood on a Sunday, then the following Saturday we collect the food. In the past few years we have collected a PACKED trailer full of food each year! We NEED your help!


Input Needed: Emergency Preparedness Badge

Posted on Sep 5 2023 - 12:48pm
I need your help to put together some plans to help as many of you as possible complete your Emergency Preparedness Merit Badges, especially before the Fall Court of Honor. 
Can you please take a few minutes to complete the survey below?  This will help me understand:
  • If you have started the badge, what requirements you still have left to complete; or 
  • If you haven't started, what your interest level is in pursuing the badge this year/ or next

Here is the survey link: https://forms.gle/vbMMh3fb1cL9P2DH9

10 Mile Hike: Huddart Park

Posted on Aug 31 2023 - 9:56am

Scouts interested in a continuing hiking merit badge, this would be a 10 miler.

Scouts who just want to go hiking for the day are also welcome to attend!

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