The Tribe of Micosay

The Mission of Micosay Tribesmen who have embraced the principles of Micosay will find their lives enriched by a vision raised to higher sights, see their performance increased beyond previous limitations, and will develop lifelong friendships. They will stand tall within their communities as examples of unselfish service and of willing leadership.

A Brief History of Micosay

In 1923, a young lawyer named H. Roe Bartle was approached with a job offer from the Boy Scouts of America to become the Scout Executive for the State of Wyoming. In Wyoming, Bartle spent much time on the Wind River Indian Reservation. He befriended an American Indian Chief named Lone Bear of the Arapaho Tribe. Lone Bear shared with Bartle many ideas on developing youth and that exchange became known as Micosay.

Bartle was later recruited to the larger council in Kansas City, Missouri, arriving in 1928. Under Bartle’s skillful leadership, Micosay quickly became a vital force, helping the council grow into what today is known as the Heart of America Council, one of the most successful BSA councils in the country.


The Order of the Arrow 

The purpose of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society, is fourfold:

Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.

Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.

Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation

Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.