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

Wreath Money Due

Posted on Nov 26 2023 - 7:18pm
Reminder to turn in your wreath money as quickly as possible so that we can pay the wreath vendor. Instructions are below:
Wreaths are selling for $37 which means that any scout that is selling the minimum 20 wreaths now owes the troop $740.  Similar to last year, we will only accept Venmo (preferred) and paper checks for payment.  No cash will be accepted. Your customers may pay you cash and then we ask the funds be sent via Venmo to the troop. 
Venmo Instructions
  1. Venmo payments are not accepted directly from your wreath customers!  We are not able to track Venmo in this manner.  If your customer would like to pay by Venmo, they will need to pay Venmo to you directly and then you will need to aggregate it to make one single Venmo Payment to the troop.
  2. Only one Venmo payment per scout is allowed.  To save the volunteers time tracking, we ask that you only send the Venmo when you are finished collecting money.
  3. Please send the Venmo to: @Troop42SanMateo
  4. The notes in the Venmo must provide the name of the scout followed by "Wreath Payment".For example "Brandon Lin - Wreath Payment"
Paper Check Instructions
If you take payment by paper check, your two choices are:
  1. Have the wreath customer write a check directly to you and in turn you can Venmo the total amount to the troop (preferred)
  2. Have the wreath customer write a check directly to "BSA Troop 42" and you will need to be present at one of the following times to turn in your checks (please only turn in checks once you have collected all of them...in other words, one time per scout):
  • November 28 - Troop Meeting (David Lim will collect between 8 and 9:15pm during the Troop meeting.
  • December 5 - Patrol Meeting (Andrew Way will collect between 7:30 and 8:30pm during the Patrol meeting)
  • December 12 - Troop Meeting (Ed Stubbins will collect between 7:30 and 9pm during the troop meeting)
Note the deadline for turning in wreath money is Tuesday, December 19th.  After December 12th, we are only accepting Venmo payments. Scouts turning in wreath money after the December 19th will not be eligible for prizes.

Ed Stubbins

Wreath Fundraiser Chair

5K Charity Walk withT42 Eagle Scout Cameron Geranios

Posted on Nov 18 2023 - 9:27pm


Scouts! Please see this announcement from T42 Eagle Scout, Cameron Geranios


If interested, please sign up on Troop website AND register below thru Cameron's links. Donations are appreciated, but not required to participate.
To learn more about this Charity the Ability Experience visit their website

Personal Management Merit Badge Nov-2023 to Apr-2024

Posted on Nov 17 2023 - 7:00pm


 Mr. Reeves and I will jointly offer a session of Personal Management badge starting in November 2023.  This Personal Management session is limit to 6 Scouts.  I will give priority to scouts in high school.

Erik Dodge, Jarod Nunnemaker and Nick Schick Eagle Scout Court of Honor December 17th from 3-5 pm

Posted on Nov 16 2023 - 11:33am

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of 3 of our recent Eagle Scouts!

All scouts and families are invited to join this troop celebration!

SERVICE: Give Thanks to our Environment!

Posted on Nov 15 2023 - 9:31am

CONSERVATION service project, Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend!

Come work out some of that Thanksgiving calorie intake!


Quarry Park Adventure coming up!

Posted on Nov 5 2023 - 11:11am

Quarry Park adventure is coming up! We’ll be having a day adventure in Rocklin!


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