Scouting and Guiding Museums
   
United States - Missouri
   
Name "The Life & Times of H. Roe. Bartle" - A Memorial Exhibit at the H. Roe Bartle Exposition Hall & Convention Center
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Description Kansas City's Bartle Hall Convention Center has a glass cased exhibit of former Mayor H. Roe. Bartle who was Kansas City's most celebrated mayor during the late 1940's and into the 1950's.

The exhibit describes him this way: "Southerner by birth, lawyer by training, youth movement executive by desire, banker by avocation , cattleman by hobby, politician by conviction, public speaker by demand, and humanitarian by choice - all might be included in a summary of the life of H. Roe Bartle of Kansas City, Missouri. There was a magic to Bartle. He was filled with more than his legendary girth. He swept up throngs in the power of his voice, the majesty of his language, the sparkle of his humor, the buoyancy of his spirit, and the audacity of his courage. Mr., Dr., Mayor, Honorable - all are titles used to identify H. Roe Bartle.

Dr. H. Roe Bartle, affectionately known as "Chief," (and the moniker was later given to the Kansas City Chief's Professional Football team in his honor) became affiliated with Alpha Phi Omega in 1929, as Founder and Scout Advisor of Iota Chapter at Park College, Parkville, Missouri. He was then Scout Executive of the Kansas City Area Council and later served several years as President of Missouri Valley College. He served two terms as Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri.  Hundreds of professionals in the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other Youth Serving Social Service Agencies were trained under the American Humanics Program he developed and which is still active today on dozens of college campuses. Hundreds of American Humanics graduates are working in professional Scouting today.

Scouts in Kansas City (Heart of America Council) and St. Joseph Missouri (Pony Express Council) also recall Bartle as the founder of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, a very popular and successful honor society that has made the two council scout camps routinely sport some of the highest retention rates for any Boy Scout camp in the nation.
Address 301 West 13th Street
 
 
City Kansas City
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Name Dr. Michael J. Clark Museum of Ozarks Scouting
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Description Large collection is rotated quarterly.  Council was home to the original boy Scout band 1926 to 1947 and so collection includes related material. Owned by Ozark Trails Council.
Address 1616 S. Eastgate
 
 
City Springfield
State/Province Missouri
Zip/Postal 65809
Country USA
Contact Dean Ertel or J.C. Harsh
Phone 417-883-1636, extension 235
Email dertel@bsamail.org
Fees Admission is free
Hours M-F: 9 AM - 5 PM & Sat: 10 AM - 2 PM
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Name National Eagle Scout Monument
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Description Includes Fountain & Statuary
Featured in the motion picture "The Day After"
(Granted this is not a "Museum" and would be more appropriate in a section called Scouting Monuments & Statues

1968 EAGLE SCOUT MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN, 39th & Gillham Road

The Heart of America Scout District awards more Eagle Scout badges annually than any other in the country. John Starr, then president of the Heart of America Council BSA, wrote to the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1966, when they were tearing down the old Pennsylvania RR Station in New York City, and asked for the donation of some sculpture from the station for the planned monument. Not only did the Railroad company donate the sculpture but also transported it to Kansas City by rail. The city donated the land and private contributions paid for the installation. The 22' sculpture, that held a clock and stood over the 7th Avenue entrance of the station, was sculpted in 1910 by Adolph Weinman, who also designed the Mercury dime and Walking Liberty half-dollar. Local architect, Maurice McMullen designed the fountain. The steps up to the fountain represent the steps to becoming an Eagle Scout. The fountain was dedicated on October 6, 1968.

 
Address 39th Street in Hyde Park
 
 
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Website http://www.donaldsmith.org/fountains2.htm
   
   

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