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

Sign up for the Backpacking Outing!

Posted on Apr 21 2019 - 6:19pm

Our final outing of the year, an easy 2.6 mile backpack at Henry Coe State Park, is open for registration.  Sign up now and get ready to enjoy a lovely trek through the dry country there and cooking using only materials we carry with us.  If the weather is good cowboy camping in the open is an option.

San Mateo Police Activities League 5K Run Color Guard

Posted on Apr 15 2019 - 6:44pm

Platypus patrol, please sign up for the color guard at the San Mateo Police Activities League 5K Fun Run on Saturday May 11 from 8:30am-9:30 am at Coyote Point Park. This event counts towards community service requirements.

Flag Ceremony at Borel Middle School PTA Founder's Day, April 29 5:30-6:30pm

Posted on Apr 15 2019 - 6:22pm

Borel Middle School has requested a few Scouts to perform a flag ceremony at Borel Middle School's PTA Founder's Day. This event is a Troop tradition. Please register in the calendar event if you can help out. Scouts should wear full Class A uniform with sash if you have merit badges. This event counts towards an hour of community service and also a flag ceremony.

Register for Memorial Day Grave Decoration or Cleanup

Posted on Apr 7 2019 - 11:25am

Registration is open for the Memorial Day grave decoration and cleanup events whcih we participate in every year along with all the other troops in our council and are our top priority community service events.

Register for Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade

Posted on Apr 7 2019 - 11:25am

Registration is open for the Hillsborough Memorial Day parade which we march in every year and is a fun and rewarding community event that also helps advertise our troop.

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