Camping at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation is an experience every boy should get the chance to enjoy. Fair warning though, once he goes to Bartle, he's gonna want to go back.
Bartle is actually three separate camps, each with its own dining hall, swimming pool, campsites and merit badge classes. The oldest camp is called Lone Star. It is where H. Roe Bartle started Camp Osceola in 1929. It is a favorite of many campers because it's the closest to the lake and all of the Mic-O-Say ceremonies. Lone Star's campsites are named after Native American Indian Tribes. The second camp is called Sawmill. It was opened in 1955 and is liked because the campsites aren't too far away from each other and the merit badge lodges. Sawmill's campsites are named after trees. It's also very well shaded by lots of oak trees. The third camp is called Piercing Arrow. It was opened in 1962 and many like it because the campsites and merit badge lodges are spread out. Piercing Arrow's campsites are named after American Forts. Our Scout Reservation has a camp for everyone.
This year, we're camping in Lone Star, campsite Seneca.
Monday, February 11 - Payment Due ($120)
march 11 - Payment Due ($120)
Monday, April 1 — Health Physical Due
Monday, April 8
$120 Payment Due
7:00 pm - Summer Camp Scout Meeting
Scouts will meet to choose merit badges, discuss duty assignments and camp rules, and learn how to pack a camp box.
8:00 pm - Parents' Meeting
Parents will meet to review what their scouts need for camp and what's expected of their scouts while at camp.
Monday, June 17
- 7:00 pm - Patrol Leaders' Council Meeting
PLC will put final plans together for camp.
- 8:00 pm - Adult Leader Orientation
All adults attending camp will meet to have jobs assigned and calm jitters. ;-)
Monday, June 24 — Camp Box Inspection and Check-in
Camp boxes will be left at the church until we leave for camp on the following Thursday. Scouts are not allowed into their boxes without a leader present after their box has been turned in. Notes for camp box inspection:
- Have all your stuff packed in a single box. Your sleeping bag, pillow and extra shoes can be separate and brought with you on Thursday.
- Be sure you have checked your list thoroughly before inspection.
- We are inspecting for two reasons; 1) to be sure you have everything you need and 2) to be sure you do not have something you are not supposed to have.
Thursday, June 27 — Leave for Camp
- 8:30 am — Scouts arrive in Class A uniform and scout shorts with 2019 Troop 612 Camp T-Shirt, swim trunks and towel in backpack.
- 9:30 am — Leave Trinity
- 11:30 am — Arrive at Bartle
ALL Scouts will arrive at Camp in transportation arranged by Troop 612. Scouts need to arrive at Trinity at 8:30 am Saturday, July 7th. Do not be late! We have a lot to accomplish before we can leave. We will check in all medications, make deposits to camp bank, load gear and depart by 9:30 am. Scouts should bring a sack lunch and drink (with screw top). Bring a lunch, not money for lunch. We do not have time to stop to buy food. Scouts and Adults MUST be in Class A uniform.
Sunday, June 30 — Visitors' Sunday
Parents arrive around 10:00 am, leave by 4:00 pm. Visitor's Day is the day before we come home from camp this year. Scouts must stay at camp. They can't go home on the 15th. We will, however, send a lot of your scout's stuff home with you on the 15th to make packing easier on our final day.
Wednesday, July 3 — Return from Camp
The Troop has arranged for return transportation for the Scouts who do not have a parent staying in camp on the last day, Sunday night, July 16th. Scouts will ride in the assigned vehicle home or ride with a parent. Scouts not riding with their parents should be met at Trinity at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. Please do not arrive late to collect your Scout and his gear.