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

2021 Camp Royaneh Survey--**CLOSED**

Posted on Jan 5 2021 - 12:43pm

The survey is CLOSED.  Thank you to those who completed the survey.  


Merit Badge Midway Signups Begin 9am, Jan. 6th

Posted on Dec 16 2020 - 6:44pm

This Merit Badge Midway is different from the S.T.E.M. Midway that was held in December.  It offers many Eagle required Merit Badge work.  Registration begins at 9am on Wed, January 6th, 2021,  for in-council Scouts.  Registration is online only.  Please be ready to sign-up as classes disappear quickly.  Check the Pacific Skyline Council's website for 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

Home Repairs Merit Badge

Posted on Apr 3 2020 - 4:06pm

I’m inviting you to earn your Home Repairs merit badge where you’ll learn some important life skills and be helpful around the house!

Please let me know if you want to do this and I’ll keep a list of who is interested.  As with any merit badge, please get approval from your Scoutmaster first before starting the badge.

Pets Merit Badge Class with Mrs. Ayres

Posted on Mar 23 2020 - 7:21pm
Scouts, do you have pets at home? This is a perfect merit badge for you! Please follow this link

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