For more information and resources on the programs offered at the Bartle Scout Reservation refer to the leaders guide and forms on the Camping Information page of this website.
Merit Badge Offerings
The H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation offers the following merit badges:
Astronomy, Bird Study, Environmental Science, Fish & Wildlife Management, Forestry, Geology, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Nature, Reptile & Amphibian Study, Soil & Water Conservation, Space Exploration & Weather
Archery, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting
Arts & Craft Lodge
Art, Basketry, Indian Lore, Leatherwork, Pottery, Sculpture, Woodcarving
Camping, First Aid, Orienteering, Pioneering, Surveying, & Wilderness Survival
Lifesaving, Swimming, Mile Swim, Beginner Swim, Aquatics Supervisor
The Harry S. Truman Reservoir is the backdrop for the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation’s lakefront programs.
Merit Badges Offered: Small Boat Sailing, Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Motor-boating, Water Sports.
Other Program Offerings: Leaders who teach other merit badges not offered by the camp, may volunteer to teach during the session they will attend. Please coordinate this with the camp by calling 417-646-8115.
The Outpost Programs offer the opportunity get Scouts out of camp and into exciting activities. Most programs offer a dutch oven meal for dinner.
Outpost Activities: Action Archery, Briley Creek Gun Club, Supper with Snakes, Carnival in the Woods, Cliff Hanger, Davy Crocket, Diner in the Oaks, Indian Village, Lewis & Clark Canoe Trip, Lobo's Challenge, Mountain Man Village, Turkey Wing Gun Club, & Up and Down Cave
The H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation is home to the Osage Wilderness Trail.
Directions to H. Roe Bartle from Kansas City
After reaching Highway 13, go South to Highway C. Take Highway C East approximately 12 miles to a stop sign. Turn right (South) through the town of Iconium, MO. At the cemetery turn right (West) one NE Scout Camp Road. Continue less than ½ mile to Camp Piercing Arrow entrance. Go another mile to Camps Lone Star and Sawmill entrances.
Current Weather Conditions at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation: Osceola Weather Forecast, MO
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