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

Gold Rush campout Gear Check on TUES

Posted on Sep 29 2023 - 3:41pm

Scouts attending Gold Rush next week, gear check out is after the patrol meeting on TUES night. 

Be prepared to review with your patrol leader your cooking plans, and pick tent partners, etc.
Bring a plain t shirt in any color  to Gold Rush if you want to silkscreen the Gold Rush logo on it on the weekend. ALSO, bring $20 in change in case you want to buy snacks or souvenirs from the General Store that weekend.

Citizenship in Society MB [eagle required]

Posted on Sep 23 2023 - 9:37pm

High School aged scouts! you know who you are!

Scouting for Food Signups! Service projects

Posted on Sep 23 2023 - 9:36pm

Scouts and Families! 
We have a very busy service month in October!
The events we need the most help at are for late October

10+ Mile hike Huddart Park Woodside

Posted on Sep 22 2023 - 12:50pm

Scouts interested in a continuing hiking merit badge, this would be a 10 miler.
Scouts who just want to go hiking for the day are also welcome to attend!
Scouts wanting to do trail cooking contact Mr. Russel (Meals not requiring a stove can be accommodated based on attendance.)
Carpooling recommended, please indicate if you can drive. 

New Parent Meeting

Posted on Sep 18 2023 - 9:37pm
During the regular scout meeting on Tuesday, September 26th we will hold our annual New Parent Meeting. The presentation will include presentations on Troop Operations, Patrols, Rank Advancement, Merit Badges, Fundraisers, Service Projects Summer Camp and High Adventure. There will be time for questions and discussion. The meeting will be from 7:30 to 8:45 pm. Afterwards you can join the scouts for Closing Circle. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending.
This meeting is geared towards NEW scout parents but returning parents are certainly welcome to attend. 

T42 RAFTING Trip ! [sign up now!]

Posted on Sep 16 2023 - 10:05pm

Scouts and Families!

This is the wettest and most fun trip this Fall!

If you have completed the BSA swim test in the last 12 months (or can get one done with a lifeguard very soon) Please sign up!

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