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 its leadership development program, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say since 1929.

Camp Staff

Leader Orientation

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (East) -  Lee's Summit Christian Church
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (North) - Kansas City Police Academy
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 (West) - Aldersgate United Methodist Church-Olathe

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.

Scouts BSA all-girl troops are invited to the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation this summer for an exclusive summer camping experience July 16-25 during 5th session in Camp Piercing Arrow. This first of its kind 10-day session will feature the same great activities and premier Scout camping experience expected at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation.

Learn More    Promo Fliers

2019 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

  • 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.

Experience summer like never before at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in 2019. Sign-up for our exclusive STEM Summer sessions when you choose your merit badge selections and ignite your imagination.

  • Time Offered: 9:30 am - 11:30 am 
  • Days Offered: Two 3-day NOVA award classes 
  • Location: Ecology Lodge
  • Prerequisites: Must be at least a second year camper and have earned at least one of the STEM merit badges
  • Limited space: 20 Scouts per class

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


  • 2019 Camp Dates
  • DRAW — October 18 & 20
  • Staff Week —May 28 - June 3
  • 1st Session — June 4-13
    1st Session Visitor's Day - June 9
  • 2nd Session — June 14-23
    2nd Session Visitor's Day - June 16
  • 3rd Session — June 24 - July 3
    3rd Session Visitor's Day - June 30
  • 4th Session — July 6-15
    4th Session Visitor's Day - July 13 (Saturday)
  • 5th Session — July 16-25
       (PA - Girls ONLY)
    5th Session Visitor's Day - July 21
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