Summer Camp

H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation

2021 Camp Reservation

Session: First Session (Monday, June 14 — Wednesday, June 23)
Camp: Lone Star
Campsite: Mohican (click for map)
Camp Scoutmaster: Nathan Soendker
Visitor’s Day: Sunday, June 20th — arrive between 10-11 a.m. and plan on spending the afternoon with your Scout and the Troop.

Directions to Mohican Campsite
Lone Star Long-Term Parking
Printable Camp Map
Health and Safety Plan (COVID-19 Protocols)
Countdown to Camp
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THE 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 honor camping program, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, since 1929.

THE PROGRAM

Scouts spend 10 days camping in canvas tents (provided) and enjoying hiking, swimming, merit badge classes, skits and a variety outpost activities. It’s a great opportunity for Scouts to build self-confidence on what might be there first extended time away from home. Of course, this may bring about some nervousness (particularly with first year Scouts), but trained Troop 16 leaders have seen this many times and know how to help Scouts have fun and feel welcome. The key is to simply get busy. Our days are full of merit badge activities, honor camping activities as well as plenty of free time for swimming, hiking and outposts with fellow Scouts. What sometimes starts off as a case of mild homesickness always results in a happy Scout who is smiling and much more self-confident by the end of camp.

OUTPOST PROGRAMS

The Outpost Programs offer the opportunity to get Scouts out of camp and into exciting activities. Most programs offer a dutch oven meal for dinner.

  • Escape Rooms
  • Supper with Snakes
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Launch It
  • Turkey Wing
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Man Village
  • Cowboy Action
  • Up and Down Cave
  • Top Shot
  • Spar Poles/Zip Lining
Quick References

Mailing Address — Your Scout will be having a great time at Bartle, but if you want to mail a special treat or some words of encouragement, you can use the following mailing address:

Scout’s Full Name, Troop 16
Camp Lone Star, Campsite Mohican
Bartle Scout Reservation
5525 NE Scout Camp Rd
Osceola, MO 64776-9000

Health Form
Medication Authorization
What to bring to camp
Camp Program Guide
Leader’s Guide
2021 MOS Calendar

MERIT BADGES

The following merit badges are typically available, but please check out the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation website for the latest.

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

Lakefront

  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Scoutcraft Lodge

  • Camping
  • First Aid
  • Pioneering
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Motor-boating
  • Water Sports
  • Signs, Signals and Codes
  • Emergency Preparedness

Arts & Craft Lodge

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

Shooting Sports

  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shotgun Shooting

Pool

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

The Hills of Osceola
written in 1939 by Edmund Wilkes Jr.

The hills of Osceola are calling me today; come back along the Scouting Trail, their voices seem to say.
I dream of woodland valleys, and pathways that I know; and answer, O-sce-o-la dear, I’m coming back to you.

The trees of Osceola lift up their branches high; the leafy curtain that they spread is green against the sky.
And when the shades of evening have chased away the light; the stars above come shining through, God’s watchman of the night.

The friends of Osceola have walked the trails with me; and ’round the campfire we have met in joyous company.
O’ friends of rain and sunshine, so loyal and so true; thank God for hills and trees and stars — for Country, Home and You!

Tell me why the starlit sky; tell me why the oak trees high,
Tell me why the sunset hue; tell me, Osceola why we all love you.

Because God made the starlit sky; because God made the oak trees high,
Because God made the sunset hue; that’s why, Osceola, why we all love you.