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. The linked Girls Troop 4042 was founded in 2020.
 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

10 Mile Hike Sam McDonald Park -- Trail Cooking Accommodation!!!

Posted on Feb 27 2024 - 6:54pm

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday March 30th at 8 am for a 10 mile hike in Sam McDonald Park!  

Camporee is Coming in April!

Posted on Feb 26 2024 - 8:10pm

Time to start looking at your calendars!

Camporee Sign ups are open now! Space is limited!
This is the most fun patrol based competition of the year!
Show your Troop and Patrol spirit this year at the Magic Themed Camporee!

Edgewood Park 5 Mile hike

Posted on Feb 25 2024 - 10:37am

Hello Scouts,

If you would like to work on your 2nd class rank requirements 3a, 3b, or 3c or would just like to go on a hike, then please join us for a 5 mile hike at Edgewood Park on Mar 17th.

Scout Skills Weekend is Coming in March!

Posted on Feb 24 2024 - 9:22pm

We will be at Mt Madonna Huckleberry site for this fun weekend of scout skills games, fire building, and pioneering!
Oh, and there will be a cooking contest!

Early Registration for Royaneh Summer Camp is now OPEN. Deadline - Mar. 20

Posted on Feb 22 2024 - 11:27am

Scouts and Parents,

Early registration for Royaneh Summer Camp is now open.  If you register and pay by March 20, there is a $30 discount and the scout will get a FREE Royaneh T-shirt upon arrival at camp.  Note that due to our wreath sales efforts, summer camp fees have been reduced by $255 per week, which is an $100 increase over last year's subsidy. 

Orienteering Learning / 1st Class Requirement

Posted on Feb 10 2024 - 5:30pm

March 3, 2023 Sunday! 
SIGNUP  on the Troop website!

This is our one  chance this scouting 1st Class Orienteering requirements 4a and 4b. We will also cover Second class 3a and 3c.  If you haven't done these requirements, please join us for this once a year chance.  We will review map and compass skills and hit the 1.5 mile orienteering course.  

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