H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation

The H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, located in Osceola, Missouri, is home to over 6,600 Boy Scouts and 3,000 leaders each summer. The 4,200 acre reservation consists of three camps Lone Star, Sawmill, and Piercing Arrow and the Osage Wilderness Trail. The H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation has been a summer home to Scouting and it’s honor camping program the Tribe of Mic-O-Say since 1929.

Camp Staff

Leader's Guide, Camp Fee's & Dates, Trading Post Hours and Other Forms

For more information, refer to the Camping Resources section of this website. Questions can be directed to the Program and Camping Service Department at the Council Service Center or your District Executive.

2016 Merit Badge Offerings

The H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation offers the following merit badges:

Ecology/Conservation Lodge

  • Astronomy
  • Bird Study
  • Environmental Science
  • Fish & Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Space Exploration & Weather

Communications Center

  • Communications
  • Search & Rescue
  • Signs & Signals


  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Motor-boating
  • Water Sports

Sports & Fitness

  • Athletics
  • Personal Fitness
  • Sports

Arts & Craft Lodge

  • Art
  • Basketry
  • Indian Lore
  • Leatherwork
  • Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Woodcarving

Scoutcraft Lodge

  • Camping
  • First Aid
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneering
  • Surveying
  • Wilderness Survival


  • Lifesaving
  • Swimming
  • Mile Swim
  • Beginner Swim
  • Aquatics Supervisor

Shooting Sports

  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shotgun Shooting




Lakefront Program:

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.

Outpost Programs

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



  • 2017 Camp Dates
  • DRAW — October 20 & 22
  • Staff Week —May 31 - June 4
  • 1st Session — June 5 - 14
    1st Session Visitor's Day — June 11
  • 2nd Session — June 15 - 24
    2nd Session Visitor's Day — June 18
  • 3rd Session — June 25 - July 4
    3rd Session Visitor's Day — July 2
  • 4th Session — July 7 - 16
    4th Session Visitor's Day — July 9
  • 5th Session — July 17 - 26
    5th Session Visitor's Day — July 23
  • 6th Session — July 27 - August 5
    6th Session Visitor's Day — July 30

On-Line Merit Badge System

The link to the online Merit Badge system is: www.AwardRecords.net

Emergency Text Alert System

The emergency text alert messaging system will be operational again this summer. Subscribers of this free service will be sent severe weather or camp emergency updates to their mobile phone. Click here to register.

Mailing Address

Full Name & Troop Number
Camp ______(Lone Star, Piercing Arrow, OR Sawmill), Campsite _________
Bartle Scout Reservation
5525 NE Scout Camp Rd
Osceola, MO 64776-9000