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.

2022 Camp Visitor Policy

2022 Merit Badge Offerings

The H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation offers the following merit badges:

Ecology/Conservation Lodge

  • Bird Study
  • Environmental Science
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Plant Science
  • Insect Science
  • Space Exploration
  • Astronomy

 

Lakefront

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

Scoutcraft Lodge

  • Camping
  • First Aid
  • Pioneering
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Signs, Signals and Codes
  • Emergency Preparedness

Arts & Craft Lodge

  • Art
  • Basketry
  • Leatherwork
  • Metalwork
  • Pottery & Sculpture (Dual Enrollment)
  • 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 (3 Building/new program)
  • Supper with Snakes
  • Cliff Hanger
  • 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.

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.

 

 

  • 2022 Camp Dates
  • DRAW — Nov 15,16,17,18
  • LEADER MEETING- March 17
         Virtual @ 7pm
  • Staff Week — June 3-12
  • 1st Session — June 13-22
    2nd Session — June 23-July 2
    3rd Session — July 6-15
    4th Session — July 16-25
    5th Session — July 26-Aug 4
  •    ALL PA - Linked/Girl Troop
     
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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.hoac-camps.org

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