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

Merit Badge Counselor Training on May 17th

Posted on May 4 2021 - 9:21pm

To all Troop Adults,

There will be a Merit Badge Counselor Training Session on May, 17th.  Now is your opportunity to help make an impact on Troop 42 by being on our team of Merit Badge Counselors.  As a Merit Badge Counselor, you will support the Troop by guiding Scouts through their merit badge work.  As a side benefit, you get officially trained to become a registered Adult and allowed to accompany Scouts on their numerous missions.  It's fun, you follow your own schedule and you might actually learn something along the way.  Please check the calendar entry for May 17th.

Camp Royaneh Early Registration Deadline **This WEDNESDAY, 3/24**

Posted on Mar 20 2021 - 11:11am

Hello Scouts and Parents,

The deadline for early registration for Camp Royaneh is this coming Wednesday, 3/24.  Please register by the deadline if you want to take advantage of the reduced camp fees.  Please see original announcement below.  Thank you.

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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