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 STEM Merit Badge Midway Begins October 7th

Posted on Oct 4 2019 - 10:29am

Be ready to register on the Skyline Council's site for the merit badge classes you want to take during the Saturday, December 7 STEM Merit Badge Midway. Classes fill up in the blink of an eye so be prepared with your first, second, and third choices.   You can still try register after October 7, but high demand Merit Badges may be full.  STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.  A 1-day event for Scouts to earn new STEM Merit Badges and to finish incomplete ones.  Check the Oct 7 and Dec 7 calendar entries for details.


Posted on Sep 30 2019 - 10:21pm

Scouts and Parents. We are taking orders for the blue Troop 42 Hoodie Sweatshirts. The cost is $33 each. They come in Adult Small, Medium, Large, XL and 2XL. 


Posted on Sep 30 2019 - 10:20pm

Scouts and Parents. We are taking orders for the gray Troop 42 t-shirts. The cost is $12 each. They come in Adult Small, Medium, Large, XL and 2XL. 

Trail to First Class Camping Nov 16-17, 2019

Posted on Sep 18 2019 - 3:30pm



Start: Nov 16 2019 - 8:00am

End: Nov 17 2019 - 1:00pm

Intro to Leadership Skills Training (ISLT)

Posted on Sep 3 2019 - 10:30pm

Come join us at Anthony Chabot Regional Park for our annual Introduction to Leadership Skills Training program. Registration is open

Merit Badge Counselor Training Night (10/8)

Posted on Aug 17 2019 - 10:30am

Parents and Adults: Our Scouts rely on us to be counselors for key Eagle required Merit Badges.  To get you started, a special Merit Badge Counselor training session will be conducted for parents and adults during the Troop meeting on October 8.  Please sign-up on the calendar event and review the list of high priority Merit Badges.

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