H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation

The H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, located in Osceola, Missouri, is home to over 6,600 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 its leadership development program, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say since 1929.

BARTLE SCOUT RESERVATION DRAW 2021

The H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation draw will be held at the Council Service Center on November 16th-19th. Troops will be sent a communication in October on which draw date to attend.

  • To allow for adequate spacing, only one leader from each unit may attend the draw
  • Masks will be required for all attendees
  • Recharter paperwork must be submitted to the HOAC Registration office and paid by October 30th to participate in the 2021 draw 
  • Please check in at least a half an hour before your time slot*

*Troops must register and pay the $75.00 non-refundable deposit for the expected number of Scouts and full-time leaders for the draw in which they qualify.

Monday, November 16, 2020 
(Council Service Center - 10210 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, MO 64131)

  • 6:30 pm - Scouts BSA Linked Troops - Linked all-boy and all-girl troops requesting to camp during the same session & same camp (different campsite)
  • 7:30 pm - Scouts BSA all-girl troops

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 
(Council Service Center - 10210 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, MO 64131)

  • 10:00 am - Single troops that camped 70+ Scouts and full-time leaders
  • 6:30 pm - Single troops that camped 60-69 Scouts and full-time leaders
  • 7:00 pm - Single troops that camped 50-59 Scouts and full-time leaders
  • 7:30 pm - Single troops that camped 40-49 Scouts and full-time leaders

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 
(Council Service Center - 10210 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, MO 64131)

  • 6:30 pm - Single troops that camped 30-39 Scouts and full-time leaders
  • 7:30 pm - Single troops that camped 20-29 Scouts and full-time leaders

Thursday, November 19, 2020 
(Council Service Center - 10210 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, MO 64131)

  • 6:30 pm - Single troops that camped 10-19 Scouts and full-time leaders
  • 7:30 pm - Single troops that camped 1-9 Scouts and full-time leaders

Leader's Guide, Camp Fees & Dates, Health Forms and Other Resources

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.

 

2020 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

 

Lakefront

  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Scoutcraft Lodge

  • Camping
  • First Aid
  • Pioneering
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Motor-boating
  • Water Sports
  • Signs, Signals and Codes
  • Emergency Preparedness

Arts & Craft Lodge

  • Art
  • Basketry
  • Leatherwork
  • Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Woodcarving

Shooting Sports

  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shotgun Shooting

Pool

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

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

  • Escape Rooms
  • Supper with Snakes
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Launch It
  • Turkey Wing
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Man Village
  • Cowboy Action
  • Up and Down Cave
  • Top Shot
  • Spar Poles/Zip Lining

Check in at the ORTC to learn more about the GPS Challenge

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.

Highway ZZ will be CLOSED all summer due to bridge replacement

Current Weather Conditions at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation: Osceola Weather Forecast, MO

 

THE HEART OF AMERICA COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJUST CAMPSITE ASSIGNMENTS.

Summer Camp Adventure Guide 

 

  • 2021 Camp Dates
  • DRAW — Nov 16,17,18,19
  • Staff Week — June 7-13
  • 1st Session — June 14-23
    2nd Session — June 24-July 3
        PA - Linked/Girl Troop
    3rd Session — July 6-15
  • 4th Session — July 16-25
       PA - Linked/Girl Troop
    5th Session — July 26-Aug 4
       PA - Linked/Girl Troop
    5th Session S — July 28-Aug 4
       (8 day Session-Sawmill)
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H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation
5525 NE Scout Camp Rd
Osceola, MO 64776
(417) 646-8115

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