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. 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

Sign up for Hiking MB Class and Spring Hikes

Posted on Mar 11 2018 - 4:10pm

Registration is open for the Hiking MB class and our spring hiking series  Sign up today!  If you cannot make every single hike you can make them up individually later to still earn the badge.  The first hike also fulfills the hiking requirement for Second Class.

Sign up for Mystery Trip BSA Swim Test and Rank Aquatics session

Posted on Mar 5 2018 - 9:42am

To go on the Mystery Trip this year you must be rated "Swimmer" on the BSA Swim Test.  Results from Royaneh last year do not count.  If you are going on this outing please register for the 3/25 pool session to get this done.  We will also work on rank aquatics requirements afterward.

Mystery Trip

Posted on Mar 5 2018 - 9:36am
The Mystery Trip this spring is just around the corner. Mark your calendars! Saturday, April 21 to April 22, 2018. 

Registration is open, check-it out for more details, and sign-up!

2018 Catalina Island SCUBA Adventure!

Posted on Feb 23 2018 - 8:14am

Scouts who by the end of summer camp are First Class and above and have Swimming Merit Badge can sign up for the first ever troop SCUBA outing in August now!   See the calendar entry  for full details and to register.  We still have space for 3-4 scouts / parents with the proviso that round trip air travel to Orange county has gone up by $96. Total cost ~ $1550.  If interested, sign up by this weekend before air fare is out of reach. 

Sign up for the Yosemite Outing!

Posted on Feb 21 2018 - 6:21pm

Yosemite, here we come!   This May we'll hike the beautiful Chilnualna Falls in Yosemite National Park.  Spots are limited, so reserve early.

Exploration Camp for Merit Badge fun during Spring Break

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 12:03pm
Exploration Camp is a fun and exciting daily program sponsorted by the San Francisco Bay Area Council that provides the opportunity for boys and girls ages 11-18 to explore hobbies, educational interests and useful social and personal skills during Spring Break.  The program utilizes the various Boy Scout Merit Badge topics as its "curriculum" for program activities.

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