| NOTICE: On June 2, 2010, Scouting Magazine's 'Cracker Barrel' (online blog) reported that the Bugling merit badge would be officially retired as of December 31, 2010; and, that the Music merit badge requirements would be modified (effective January 1, 2011) to include Bugling skills. (We further stated here, "Those wishing to earn Bugling need to obtain a Blue Card and begin working on it prior to December 31, 2010. In doing so, you may keep working on it –even after it has been retired– until you: A) complete the badge, or B) turn 18, whichever comes first. (You cannot start this badge after it has been retired.")|
UPDATE: On August 4, 2010, Scouting Magazine's 'Cracker Barrel' (online blog) then reported that the National council's previous decision to retire Bugling has been rescinded. (As a result, though not specified, we are assuming that the Music merit badge requirements will also not change.) Editor's note: Music & Bugling will continue to share the same merit badge pamphlet.
|Bugling merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||032|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
The Bugling merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
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
|General Merit Badge information
- Bugler - Troop Position