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Troop 456 is proud of its focus on outdoor adventure.  We meet Tuesday nights at 7 pm at Disciple House, which is on St. Joseph Parish's country campus (6805 Mast Rd, Dexter, MI 48130).  See About Us for more information about our troop.  Come join us!

May Campout - Jordan River Pathway

Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 7:49pm

This Memorial day weekend we will be hiking on the Jordan River Pathway, a National Scenic River, famous for fishing. We will depart on Friday afternoon and return Monday afternoon. We are working on our Hiking merit badges to both Saturday and Sunday will be 10 mile hikes (without packs). Signup will be open soon. The estimated cost is $60.

June Campout - Backcountry Hiking

Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 6:43pm

Heard of the sleeping bears?  North Manitou Island is one of the bears that inspired the Indian legend that gave the Sleeping Bear Dunes their name.  If you don't remember, North and South Manitou Islands are the two cubs that swam across Lake Michigan with their mother, fleeing a forest fire in Wisconsin.  The main dune on the shore is the mother, who laid down to wait for her cubs.  The cubs never made it to shore, and the mother lies waiting for them still.

PLC Meeting Tuesday May 2nd

Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 3:34pm

Tuesday will be a PLC meeting so Troop SPL, ASPL, Quartermaster, Guide, Historian, Patrol leaders all need to plan on attending.  7pm in the Disciple House

Let's go sailing Aug 6 - 11. Check your calendars!

Posted on Apr 2 2017 - 10:25pm

Want to go sailing?  Of course, living in the Great Lakes State, this has to have come up.  The BSA Michigan Crossroads Council owns a 52-foot sailboat called Retriever that is based in Mackinaw City and that may be the perfect answer to expanding our Michigan horizons.  More details to come.  For now, this is just to get the word out.  We are targeting Aug 6 - 11.  We will have to make a reservation very soon, so check your calendars and sign up on the registration page.  Look for more information soon.

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