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Camp Osceola (H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation) Boy Scout Camp Patches and Memorabilia

Camp Osceola (H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation)
Boy Scout Camp Patches and Memorabilia including
The Tribe of Mic-O-Say

Don Baldwin, H. Roe Bartle and Joe Macy
on the porch of the Skipper's Cabin in 1936.

Hear Chief Bartle sing the "Hills of Osceola" by pressing the play button.

The Mic-O-Say 2014 Tribal Celebration Auction

This year's Tribal Celebration was held at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation on May 30-June 1, 2014.

We hosted another great Tribal Silent Auction this year. David Allen came up with the idea for a Mic-O-Say Tribal auction ten years ago and it has raised (with your help) a tremendous amount of money for our Tribe. It was held in the Great Hall on Saturday, May 31st at the Bartle Scout Reservation starting at 10am. There were over 500 items in the auction and all the proceeds (over $7000 this year and over $50,000 for the past ten years) went to the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.

Here are the bidders making bids during the last hour of the auction.

This year we had a rare Camp Osceola merit badge sash and a 1924 Camp Dan Sayre picture up for auction!

The bidding was fast and furious for this and the other 500 items that sold-every one went home a winner!

For the last several years the auction has grown in size and raised funds that go to the Tribe of Mic-O-Say to reduce expenses on the reservation.

Thank you for your support of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say through your self denial contributions and our auction.

If you have items (Scout memorabilia, old uniforms, books on Indian Lore, or any item that you would like to donate to your Tribal auction--please call the HOAC camping office at (816) 569-4933 or leave it with Jeff at the desk on the first floor Customer Service desk at the HOAC Service Center. Items do not have to be Scouting oriented--so please look for an item or two that you no longer need to donate.

Andy Dubill

Sachem Spotted Gray Eagle

IN THE WOODS

If you wish to purchase a copy of "IN THE WOODS", the history of camping in our council, call the Jeff in Customer Service at the HOAC Service Center at (816) 569-4939. This 210 page coffee table book is a limited edition history of all the camps in our council from 1910 through today. It is loaded with historic pictures and interesting stories about all of our camps.

Only 1,500 copies of this book were printed and there are less than 100 left for sale. It is a great gift for Scouts, Scouters, friends, etc. Once sold the book will not be reprinted-so purchase one before they are gone.

The price is only $29.95 (plus $5.00 shipping) and all proceeds go the Heart of America Council-- Camp Staff Scholarship Fund.

I try to keep the website updated so it can be a resource to all collectors. If you know of old pictures, patches, sashes, or other accumulations of Scouting material, please email me and let me know.

adubill@aol.com

You will help us put on an even more complete display in 2029 -- the 100th Anniversary of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.

Thank you!!

Andy Dubill
Sachem Spotted Gray Eagle

Camp Patch and Memorabilia Categories

  • My Needs and Collecting Interests

    Using this Website

  • This site displays many of the the camp patches and other memorabilia from Camp Osceola (now the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation) in Iconium, Missouri - as well as the patches that have been issued by the Kansas City Tribe of Mic-O-Say. There is also a page for camp patches from earlier camps of the Kansas City Boy Scout Council. If you have items that I do not have represented, please email me and let me know.

    Email: adubill@aol.com

    Just press on the thumbnail image and a larger image will pop up for viewing.

    I get so many requests for the words to our camp song "The Hills of Osceola" that I have added the words below.

    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 hills 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.

    ******

    Thank you for being one of the over 60,000 Scouts who have visited this web site since its inception in 1999. The visit counter has been reset and reinstalled twice since its inception. Thank you for your interest in Scouting in the Heart of America Council in Kansas City, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and Camp Osceola (now the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation).