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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

Connersville Train Excursion / Camp-out - T56 will be hopping on a Whitewater Valley Railroad wild west train! Join the Circle D Rangers as they protect the Metamora bound train. All Aboard with a western twist. Come and see Bandits, Marshals, Robber Barons, Fancy and some Not So Fancy Women as you roll through the scenic countryside. The Troop will camp-out at Whitewater State Park near Connersville Friday night into Sunday with the train ride on Saturday. Arrive at Luke's Lodge at 6pm Friday (eat dinner before arriving) and we will return Sunday around noon. Due to the prices for the train, this campout will cost $35.00 per scout. Click on this link to sign up:

June 2015 High Adventure Backpack Trip to Michigan - With much excitement and anticipation, this year's trip will be a backpacking adventure and ferry ride to and around North Manitou Island off the coast of Michigan.

  • Where: North Manitou Island off the coast of Michigan [google map link]
  • When: The dates will be June 17-24 or 16-23 as we can be a bit flexible.
  • How: Travel will be by car, ferry and on foot.
  • How much?: We anticipate that the cost will be less than $200.00.
Please note:
  1. There is a limit of 10 people per group so it will be first come first served, unless we get enough response for two groups.
  2. Scouts should be at least 1st Class and be able to backpack at least ten miles plus.
  3. All scouts and adults must have their scout physicals complete two weeks before the date of departure; there are no exceptions to this. Current physicals cannot have expired before the end of the trip.
  4. Scoutmasters will have the final decision on all attendees.
We anticipate that this will be a fantastic trip with hiking, swimming, maybe some paddling and beautiful scenery. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. McNutt, Mr B., or Mr. Winter. Click on this link to sign up:

Summer Camp @ Ransburg July 19-25, 2015 - T56 will be camping at Ransburg in Bloomington, IN the week of July 19-25, 2015! The theme will be the wild west, so please bring decorations to camp with you for camp site! We will be camping at Hilltop camp site and cooking our own food. Please sign up now if you plan to attend. Worksheets to plan your merit badge classes will be coming soon to a troop meeting and distributed via email. Click on this link to sign up:

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.