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In Memoriam: Scoutmaster Darryl Clifton 1960-2012
Scoutmaster, Troop 56 1986-2012
Leader. Mentor. Teacher. Friend.
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Role Models Troop 56 brings positive adult role models into the lives of its Scouts including retired military, business professionals, doctors, nurses, attorneys, and, of course, adult Eagle Scouts, Arrowmen, and Firecrafters. Our trained adult leadership has been recognized at the National, Council, and District levels numerous times.
Community Troop 56 brings together a community of Scouts, Scouters, and adult volunteers who share common goals and interests, and who together participate in Troop meetings, campouts, Courts of Honor, and other activities.
Camping Troop 56 strives to have monthly campouts that allow Scouts to learn more about the outdoors, and to gain leadership expierence. Our camp outs include rock climbing, rapelling, caving, tobogganing, winter survival, hiking, canoeing, zip lines, challange courses, and many more!
Advancement and Leadership Troop 56's core program includes opportunities for all Scouts to gain leadership expierence, all the while learning important values and skills needed down the road. Many of our Scouts advance rapidly through the ranks of Boy Scouts, and some even attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
High Adventure Troop 56 has many high adventure excursions. These trips allow Scouts to gain invalueable expierences, including outdoor survival, hiking, wilderness camping, scuba diving, mountain climbing, and much more!

Boy Scout Troop 56 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Welcome to the Troop 56 Home Page

Troop 56 is a Boy Scouts of America troop in the North Star District of the Crossroads of America Council. We are located at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.

We welcome visitors to our "Join Our Troop" page for more information.

News Updates

Sign up: Backpacking & camping in Deam Wilderness - April 17, 18, and 19 T56 will be hiking and camping in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness in the Hoosier National Forest (Google map link: ). We will meet at St Luke's at 6 P.M. April 17. Return April 19 between 1 P.M. and 2 P.M. For April 17 (Friday) dinner, bring a sack dinner or eat before arriving. Pack in a backpack (rentals available at Scout Service Center). Signup:

Scout Service: Color guard ceremony at Toastmasters Conference - Saturday, April 25th, 8:30-~9:30AM, Color guard ceremony. Troop 56 has been asked to perform the color guard ceremony for the Toastmasters Conference, This will be held at the Clarion Hotel, 2930 Waterfront Parkway, West Drive, Indianapolis. The ceremony will occur in the Royal Ballroom of the hotel. We will supply the American flag and holder. For the color guard ceremony we need around 3-4 Scouts in full uniform to participate. Please contact Dr. Decker directly if you can participate.

Interested in High Adventure?

  • Express your interest This is a solicitation of interest in a crew to go to West Virginia for a hiking and white water rafting a week; this is not a commitment to go on the trip. This helps us for planning [express interest link].

Fall 2014 Newsletter
The newsletter includes upcoming events: Popcorn Updates, Fall Camporee Signup, Scouts Can Help The Indianapolis Marathon, and the November Shades Campout [PDF].


Packing list worksheet below and available on Google Docs [link].


Full screen calendar

The Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my country

and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong,

mentally awake, and morally straight.

The Scout Law

A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,

Friendly, Courteous, Kind,

Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,

Brave, Clean, Reverent.