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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

St. Luke's Annual Easter Egg Roll Event Saturday, April 19th
T56 will be assisting the youth ministry in running their Easter Egg Roll event. W will be hiding eggs before the event, running games for the children, guiding families to hunting areas, ect. Please wear your uniform. Remember, this will count toward service hours for your rank advancement. Arrive at 8:30am; end around 12N. Click on this link to sign up:

National Kidney Foundation Plant Sale May 3rd
T56 will be assisting the National Kidney Foundation staff in a plant sale for the National Kidney Foundation (note: Dr. Decker, our scoutmaster, is a nephrologist - kidney doctor!). This will be held Saturday, May 3rd in the St. Luke's church parking lot. It will run from 7am to 3pm. We will be setting up for the sale, unloading plants, and general assistance where needed. Please wear your uniform. Sign up will be in 2 hour increments, but feel free to stay the entire time! Remember, this will count toward service hours for your rank advancement and is also a good will gesture for the Kidney Foundation. Please click on this link to sign up:

Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Drill for Troop Mobilization - Sat., May 10, 2014 (8AM to Noon)

E-Prep. Requirement #8b says, "Take part in at least one troop mobilization. Before the exercise, describe your part to your counselor. Afterward, conduct an 'after-action' lesson, discussing what you learned during the exercise that required changes or adjustments to the plan."

To fulfill this requirement, the current merit badge class is planning and running a flooding disaster drill on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 8 AM to Noon.

All members of the troop are invited and encouraged to participate. Scouts do not have to be members of the current merit badge class to participate. Younger scouts are encouraged to participate because this is a difficult requirement to fulfill. The only prerequesite to participating is that the scout should have started his Application for Merit Badge a/k/a "Blue Card" forĀ Emergency Preparedness available here. A How-to video on completing the blue card is here.

The drill is based on a flooding scenario. It focuses on scout-appropriate tasks for responding in such an emergency. Anyone having access to sand and sandbags enough to surround a large kiddie wading pool is asked to mark the survey and contact Life Scout Lars Conard, chair of the organizing committee, or Merit Badge Counselor and ASM Jeff Heck.

Sign up is posted here.

Summer Camp @ Ransburg 2014
Please sign up now to indicate your presence at summer camp @ Ransburg this year July 13 - 19th. Click on this link to sign up:

2013 Annual Troop Lock-in Pictures and video

The Troop's annual lock-in took place December 13, 2013, starting with several hours of climbing at Hoosier Heights and then game time at St. Lukes for the rest of the night. Enjoy the time lapse of climbing by various people [YouTube]. Also see the pictures from climbing and game time.

December 2013 Newsletter

The newsletter includes upcoming events, the Pioneering campout update, and important popcorn info from Mr. Winter [PDF].

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



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