Every summer, Troop 358 spends 10 days at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation near Osceola, MO.  Summer camp is a super-concentrated dose of scouting.  Isolated from other distractions, we complete most of the year's rank advancement and merit badges at Bartle.  And still have time to squeeze in plenty of other fun, outdoor activities.

Merit badges we complete include:

  • Art
  • Archery
  • Basketry
  • Sculpture
  • Swimming
  • Mammal Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Lifesaving
  • Communication
  • First Aid
  • Rifle Shooting
  • And may others

In our free time, we go on hikes to Gambler's Cave, Up and Down Cave, or The Point.  We play ga-ga ball, shop at the trading post, and nap in the Scoutmaster's chair.

There are several camp-wide campfires that include tribe of Mic-o-Say ceremonies.  While membership in the tribe is limited to experienced campers, everyone enjoys the Indian lore, traditions, spirituality shared at the campfires.

As a troop, we have a daily swim at the pool, and enjoy trekking to multiple outposts.  Outposts are special, organized activities that are spread out at various locations across the reservation.  Some of our favorite outposts include:

  • Mountain Man Village - hatchet throwing & black powder rifles
  • Launch It - catapults!
  • Top Shot - chalkball guns
  • Crate Stacking / Ziplining