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. 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

Merit Badge Counselor Training for Parents and Adults - 11/30

Posted on Nov 20 2020 - 12:27pm

To all Troop 42 Parents and Adults,

The Pacific Skyline Council will be conducting a Merit Badge Counselor (MBC) training on Monday, 11/30 at 7:45PM.

Annual 4T2 Fundraiser Wreath Pick-up

Posted on Oct 21 2020 - 2:01pm

The annual 4T2 Fundraiser is under way! Please mark your calendars and make all necessary arrangements.

2020 STEM Merit Badge Midway Registration Opens on 10/19

Posted on Oct 12 2020 - 1:40pm

Be sure to register for the STEM Merit Badge Midway, an event for Scouts to earn STEM-related merit badges and finish incomplete ones.  STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.  See the 10/19/2020 calendar event for more details.

Environmental Science Merit Badge Summer Sessions starting Aug. 2nd

Posted on Jun 27 2020 - 2:57pm

We will be offering the Environmental Science Merit Badge.  There will be three sessions starting August 2. While earning this badge, you will learn what it is like to be an environmental scientist. You will make observations and carry out experiments to complete the activities and projects required for the badge.  See the August 2 calendar event to sign-up.

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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