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 Information

**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:

Ecology/Conservation Lodge

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

Communications Center

Communications, Radio

Shooting Sports

Archery, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting

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

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



  • 2015 Camp Dates
  • DRAW — October 16 & 18, 2014
  • Staff Week —May 26 - June 3, 2015
  • 1st Session — June 4 - 13, 2015
    1st Session Visitor's Day — June 7
  • 2nd Session — June 14- 23, 2015
    2nd Session Visitor's Day — June 21
  • 3rd Session — June 24 - July 3, 2015
    3rd Session Visitor's Day — June 27 (Saturday)
  • 4th Session — July 6 - 15, 2015
    4th Session Visitor's Day — July 12
  • 5th Session — July 16 - 25, 2015
    5th Session Visitor's Day — July 19
  • 6th Session — July 26 - August 4, 2015
    6th Session Visitor's Day — August 2

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