Heart of America Council Camp Maintenance Team

Each year, hundreds of volunteers from across the Heart of America Council donate their time to the maintenance and up keep of the Theodore Naish and H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservations by joining the Heart of America Council Camp Maintenance Team.

On scheduled weekends throughout the year, a wide variety of projects are scheduled at both reservations, which include: painting, building repair, tent and cot repair, roofing, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, conservation, and general cleaning.

Work days at both the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation and the Theodore Naish Scout Reservations are open to all registered Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, and Scouters. Lunch will be provided to all participants at no cost, please register prior to the Wednesday before the workday for your food order.

The youth in the Heart of America Council greatly appreciate all the hard work and support you provide in order to keep both camps in good working order, thank you.

To register for a Camp or the Council Workday please click on one of the links below…

Bartle Workdays Naish Workdays Council Office Workdays
January 11, 2014 January 4, 2014 September 13, 2014
February 1, 2014 February 22, 2014  
March 1, 2014 March 8, 2014  
April 5, 2014 (Skilled Trades Day) April 12, 2014  
May 3, 2014 (Bartle Camp Set Up) April 25, 2014 (OA Induction Weekend)  
August 6, 2014 (Bartle Camp Teardown) May 10, 2014 (OA Induction Weekend)  
August 23, 2014 August 2, 2014 (Naish Camp Teardown)  
September 6, 2014 (OA Induction Weekend) August 16, 2014(OA Induction Weekend)  
October 4, 2014 September 27, 2014 (Skilled Trades Day)  
November 8, 2014 November 1, 2014  

Bartle and Naish Camp Maintenance Skilled Trade Days

Heart of America Council, BSA is asking for your help to maintain our Camp facilities and to prepare for our year round camping program. We have a long list of projects that needs your help in accomplishing and completing. Please sign up below for the day at each camp, which will start at 8:00 am ad end at 4:00 pm Meals will be provided.

Click on the Scout Reservations below to make your reservation for the day.

         Naish Scout Reservation for September 27th (Click on link to register)


Council Safety Training

Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

The Heart of America Council Safety Training is on Saturday, March 22, 2014. This training includes equipment, tools and RTV's/carts. All registered Heart of America Council members who will be driving an RTV or cart for the council, at camp or elsewhere, will need to attend and be certified.


Fall Bartle Chainsaw Training

Maintenance Team Dinner

Click on the link below to register for the January 15, 2014 Annual Maintenance Dinner. Location is at the IBEW Local #124 Union Hall 301 E 103rd Terrace Kansas City, MO. Please arrive at 6:00 for an evening of fellowship and appreciation.

2014 Maintenance Dinner

Maintenance Team Award Recipients

Without your efforts and hard work throughout the years, we would not have two great camps to deliver our quality programs to the Scouts of our Council. The highlight of each year is the awarding of the "Volunteers of the Year" and "Lifetime Achievement Awards". Congratulations to past recipients.

Volunteers of the Year Award

  • Naish Scout Reservation - Tim Saint, 2008
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Danny Minnick, 2008
  • Naish Scout Reservation - Larry Sisk, 2009
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Craig Jones, 2009
  • Naish Scout Reservation - Gary Bloomer and Stan Lloyd, 2010
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Chris Bessmer, 2010
  • Naish Scout Reservation - Russell Downing and Todd Whiteley, 2011
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - H. Wayne Hoenshell and K. Ed Mynatt, 2011
  • Naish Scout Reservation - Bob Miller, 2012
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Kim Hein, 2012
  • Naish Scout Reservation - John Cookinham IV, 2013
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Mark Trammell, 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Naish Scout Reservation - David Miller and Allan Boyd, 2007
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Clarence Stevens, Bob Moeder and Robert Hedberg, 2007
  • Naish Scout Reservation - Gene Adams, 2008
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Gene Young, 2008
  • Naish Scout Reservation - Bob Gilner and Bill Whitenack, 2009
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Lloyd Carpenter, Sr.and West Rutherford, 2009
  • Naish Scout Reservation - Kenny Long and Steve Campbell, 2010
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Craig Jones, 2010
  • Naish Scout Reservation - Bruce Coleman,2011
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Barry Slotnick and Bill Kirke, 2011
  • Naish Scout Reservation - Tommy Dudley, 2013
  • Bartle Scout Reservation - Kenny Dannenbrock, 2013