Heart of America Council

Heart of America Council

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Heart of America Council serves Scouts in Missouri and Kansas. This council was formed on July 1, 1974 with the merger of the former Kansas City Area (Kansas City, Missouri) and Kaw (Kansas City, Kansas) Councils.


*Big Muddy District http://hoac-bsa.org/Big_Muddy.cfm
*Blue Elk District http://hoac-bsa.org/Blue_Elk.cfm
*Kaw District http://hoac-bsa.org/district_Kaw.cfm
*Lone Bear District http://hoac-bsa.org/Lone_Bear.cfm
*North Star District http://hoac-bsa.org/North_Star.cfm
*Northern Tier District http://hoac-bsa.org/Northern_Tier.cfm
*Pelathe District http://hoac-bsa.org/Pleathe.cfm
*Pioneer Trails District http://hoac-bsa.org/Pioneer_Trails.cfm
*Red-Tailed Hawk District http://hoac-bsa.org/Red-Tail_Hawk.cfm, http://www.rthscouting.org
*Thunderbird District http://hoac-bsa.org/Thunderbird.cfm
*Trailhead District http://hoac-bsa.org/Trailhead.cfm
*Trails West District http://hoac-bsa.org/Trails_West.cfm
*Twin Rivers District http://hoac-bsa.org/Twin_Rivers.cfm

H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation

H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation is a Boy Scouts of America reservation located in convert|4200|acre|km2 of woodland outside of Osceola, Missouri, and bordering on Truman Lake. It is one of two Scout reservations operated by the Heart of America Council. It is also a 1/2 mile away from Iconium, Missouri.

It was named after former Kansas City, Missouri mayor and Boy Scout council executive H. Roe Bartle. The reservation is divided into three camps named Lone Star (previously Wigwam), Sawmill, and Piercing Arrow (previously Frontier). Bartle is one of two Boy Scout camps to participate in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, an American Indian based honor society.


Around the campfires at night, many songs are sung. The following are two of the favorite camp songs.

The Hills of Osceola

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 knew.
And answer, "Osceola, dear,
I'm coming back to you.”

Tell Me Why

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.

Theodore Naish Scout Reservation

Theodore Naish Scout Reservation is a Boy Scout camp located in Bonner Springs, Kansas. [ [http://hoac-bsa.org/Naish.cfm Naish Webpage] ] The camp was named after Kansas City civil engineer and draftsman Theodore Naish, who was killed in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915. The first 90 acres of the land were donated to the Boy Scouts in 1926 by Naish's wife. [ [http://hoac-bsa.org/Naish_History.cfm hoac-bsa.org Naish History] ] Camp Naish is run by the Heart of America Council and is one of two camps sponsored by the council. Naish is home to the Tamegonit Lodge of the Order of the Arrow.

Tamegonit Lodge

The Tamegonit Lodge is a lodge of the Order of the Arrow located at Theodore Naish Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

At the 2006 NOAC the Ceremonial Team was chosen to represent the plains tribes with their cheyenne set of regaelia in a living museum. There were only 5 areas to represent. Also The Ceremonial Team has been recognized as one of the best in the country, they have won many a section conclave, and even were the national champs in 1983- one of the last years champions were named.

Several members of the lodge have also recognized with the [http://www.main.oa-bsa.org/misc/anr/dsa.htm Distinguished Service Award] ,(This number totals Seven) a national award to individual arrowmen based on their ongoing service to Scouting and the Order. The most recent recipient of the Distinguished Service Award was Cortland Bolles, who was honored at the National Order of the Arrow Conference in 2004. Tamegonit Lodge has also been honored with the [http://www.main.oa-bsa.org/misc/anr/eucampingaward.htm E. Urner Goodman Camping Award] .

Tamegonit Lodge has more than 3000 members.Fact|date=September 2008


ee also

*Scouting in Missouri

External links

* [http://www.hoac-bsa.org/Ord_Arrow.cfm Tamegonit Lodge]
* [http://www.hoac-bsa.org/Naish.cfm Theodore Naish Scout Reservation]

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