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

First Class Orienteering on Feb 22nd

Posted on Feb 9 2020 - 12:29pm

There are very few opportunities to complete the 1st Class Orienteering requirements 4a and 4b.  If you haven't done these requirements, please join us for this chance.  We will review map and compass skills and hit the 1.5 mile orienteering course.  During the course, we'll also measure heights and widths of items as required.  This event is for 3 hours only, so you have time to do this and then get on with your day.  There is no gear check for the mini-outing and scouts are responsible for their own transportation.

March Pioneering Outing @ Anthony Chabot Regional Park (Castro Valley)

Posted on Feb 4 2020 - 9:29am

Scouts! Are you up for some classic outdoor Scouting fun and challenge? Have you ever wanted to put your acquired Scoutcraft to the test, hone your skills or even learn a new skill? If so, this Pioneering Outing will be for you! As a team, we will be building select camp gadgets and a larger structure too. Any great pioneering project requires rope, wooden spars, knots and lashings, a good sense, skill, and great team work. Does this sound like an exciting challenge or what? Sign-up now!

Check out the troop photo and video collection!

Posted on Aug 13 2019 - 2:25pm

The troop maintains photo albums for all our outings and video playlists for selected events -- all linked to from our website.  Check them out at Links->Photos and Links->Video.

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