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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

Signup: Backpacking campout Sept 11-13, 2015 - T56 will be backpacking & camping at Morgan-Monroe State Forest (6220 Forest Road Martinsville, IN 46151, google map link to ranger station: ). This will be an excellent trip to learn map and compass, packing gear, and hiking. This campout will cost $25.00 per scout. Signup today [link].

Orange Cones And Tape: New Parking Lot Traffic Flow - Reminder: There are changes to the St Luke's parking lot!

  • New traffic patterns
  • New curbs
It appears that the parking lot near the Lodge will be close to done by the time we meet on August 24.
  • We might have severe difficulties entering campus by the west entrance.
  • Family should be prepared to enter campus by the East entrance next to Lions Gate Apartments.
It is difficult to say absolutely what the traffic pattern will be on Monday. Family should be prepared to be flexible.

New Website - This version of the T56 website is being phased out. The new site, currently at, is live and will be updated in tandem with this site for the next 3 weeks.

  • After September 14th, this version of the website will slowly be turned off, with links and focus on the new site being used.
  • If you have any questions or comments, please send John Blue a note ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


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


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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.