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* [http://www.troopcrew180.org/history_of_bugling_merit_badge.htm History of Bugling Merit Badge]

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Bugling Merit Badge requirement resources include the Merit Badge Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF,
links to sheet music, audio files, video lessons, and links to Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
Bugling is an extremely rare Merit Badge with only 684 earned in 2007!
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Bugling merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 032
Requirements revision: 2004
Latest pamphlet revision: 2008


Bugling requirements

  1. Give a brief history of the bugle.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Explain and demonstrate how the bugle makes sound, and explain how the bugle is related to other brass wind instruments.
    b. Compose a bugle call for your troop or patrol to signal a common group activity, such as assembling for mealtime or striking a campsite. Play the call that you have composed before your unit or patrol.
  3. Sound the following bugle calls: "First call", "Reveille", "Assembly", "Mess", "Drill", "Fatigue", "Officers", "Recall", "Church", "Swimming", "Fire", "Retreat", "To the Colors", "Call to Quarters", and "Taps"
  4. Explain when each of the calls in requirement 3 is used.
  5. Explain how to care for, clean, and maintain a bugle.
  6. Serve as bugler in your troop for three months. *


* NOTE: A bugle, trumpet, or cornet may be used to meet these requirements.

The official source for the information shown in this is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Worksheet A FREE workbook for Bugling is available here! (PDF or Word) with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need! Or click here to print just the Bugling requirements. usscouts.org has PDF and Word versions of workbooks for Scouts BSA ranks and merit badges, Cub Scouting ranks and adventures, and STEM Nova awards.

Requirement resources

1. History of the bugle - another source - Encarta article - another site
2a. Video Lesson: How to Play the Trumpet - Video Lesson: Trumpet Scales - Video Lesson: How to Play the Coronet How the bugle makes sound - more - How the bugle is related to other brass wind instruments
2b. Compose a bugle call
3. Bugle Calls sheet music - Bugle Calls Audio files - Bugle Calls Audio files - US Marine Corp Audio files - US Army Audio files
4. When each call is used
5. Video Lesson: How to Clean a Brass Instrument - How to care for, clean, and maintain a bugle
6. Bugler

Related awards

Art Awards Links - (Bugling is an applied art)

Art-related awards

See also

Scouts BSA portal
Venturing portal
Sea Scout portal
General Merit Badge information

External links

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