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

24th World Scout Jamboree 2019

Posted on Sep 11 2018 - 9:43am

Registration is open but spaces are filing up fast! Don’t procrastinate, if you want to join this exhilarating High Adventure program (targeting scouts age 14+) next summer; please refer to the official website for further information.

Register for Philmont!

Posted on Sep 9 2018 - 8:09pm

High school scouts, registration is now open for our Philmont High Adventure base trek August 2019.  Please review and if you are interested register ASAP as we need a minimum of 5 scouts confirmed attending by 9/28/18 in order to finalize our reservation.

Annual Parent Meeting Tuesday 9/11 7:30-9:00pm

Posted on Sep 3 2018 - 1:03pm

Parents please attend to get an overview of our troop and find out details of our program plan for this year.

Cooking Merit Badge sessions starting Sept. 30th

Posted on Sep 3 2018 - 12:58pm

For Scouts looking to complete the Cooking Merit Badge, don't miss this opportunity.  We have a series of sessions starting on September 30th at 4pm conducted by Mrs. Conway and Mrs. Ayres. Scouts with partially completed Blue Cards should attend the first session.  Please see the calendar entry on 9/30 to sign-up and get more requirements and information.

Greenbar meetings start Tuesday 9/18 7:30-9:00pm

Posted on Sep 3 2018 - 12:14pm

All scouts with official leadership positions for this coming year (as indicated in the Troop Roster) should come to these meetings in normal street clothes.

Troop Meetings start Tuesday 9/11 7:30-9:00pm

Posted on Sep 3 2018 - 12:13pm

All scouts should come to these meetings in a proper Class A BSA uniform and bring their Scout Handbook.

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