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.

Camp Staff

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.


2019 Merit Badge Offerings - 2020 will be updated in March

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

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Scouting Heritage
  • Signs, Signals & Codes


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

Sports & Fitness

  • Athletics
  • Personal Fitness
  • Sports

Arts & Craft Lodge

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

Scoutcraft Lodge

  • Camping
  • First Aid
  • Pioneering
  • Wilderness Survival


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

Shooting Sports

  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shotgun Shooting

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

  • Briley Creek Gun Club
  • Supper with Snakes
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Launch It
  • Turkey Wing
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Man Village
  • Cowboy Action
  • Up and Down Cave
  • Top Shot
  • Crate Stacking/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



Summer Camp Adventure Guide 


  • 2020 Camp Dates
  • DRAW — October 10,18, 24 & 26
  • Staff Week —May 26 - June 3
  • 1st Session — June 4-13
    1st Session Visitor's Day - June 7
  • 2nd Session — June 14-23
        PA - Linked/Girl Troop
    2nd Session Visitor's Day - June 21
  • 3rd Session — June 24 - July 3
    3rd Session Visitor's Day - June 27 (Saturday)
  • 4th Session — July 6-15
         PA - Linked/Girl Troop
    4th Session Visitor's Day - July 12
  • 5th Session — July 16-25
         PA - Linked/Girl Troop
    5th Session Visitor's Day - July 19
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