Camp Staff

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

Pre-register for Bartle 2024 - All Bartle Units must Pre-Register for Bartle Draw. Correspondence will be sent to the leadership that is enter on the Pre-Registration. (Draw forms will also need to be completed the night of the draw) We will be using CouncilWare again for our Summer Camps.  Make sure you create a log-in if you haven’t already done so.
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.

2023 Merit Badge Offerings

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



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

Scoutcraft Lodge

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

Arts & Craft Lodge

  • Art & Leatherwork (Dual Enrollment)
  • Basketry
  • Metalwork
  • Pottery & Sculpture (Dual Enrollment)
  • Woodcarving
  • Chess

Shooting Sports

  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shotgun Shooting


  • Lifesaving
  • Swimming
  • Mile Swim
  • Beginner Swim

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 and Activities

  • Escape Rooms (3 Buildings)
  • Lunch with Lizards/Supper with Snakes
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Turkey Wing
  • Fishing
  • COPE
  • Mountain Man Village
  • Briley Creek Shotgun
  • Cowboy Action
  • Up and Down Cave
  • Top Shot
  • Spar Poles/Zip Lining


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





  • 2024 Camp Dates
  • DRAW - Nov 13, 14,15,16
  • Staff Week - TBD
  • 1st Session - June 4-13
    2nd Session - June 14-23
    3rd Session - June 24-July 3
    4th Session - July 6-15
    5th Session - July 16-25
  •    ALL PA - Linked/Girl Troop
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:

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