| This is the Boy Scout Music Merit Badge.|
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Music belt loop and pin.
|Music merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||077|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
|“||The history of music is rich and exciting. Through the ages, new music has been created by people who learned from tradition, then explored and innovated. All the great music has not yet been written. Today, the possibilities for creating new music are limitless.||”|
The Music merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
Music and Bugling merit badge pamphlet (2011)
2011 Boy Scout Requirements book
| 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'Cracker Barrel' (online blog) then reported that the National council's previous decision to retire Bugling has been rescinded.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.
- How tones are generated - How Instruments Make Sound: Vibration (Drum) - Wikipedia: Vibrating String - Animated String
- Int. Bluegrass Music Assn - Red Hot Jazz Archive - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Smithsonian
- Links to Composers - Links to Songwriters
- History of American music
Art Awards Links - (Music is an applied art)
The Musician Badge was one of the Original 57 Merit Badges from the 1910 BSA Handbook. It was relabeled as the Music Merit Badge.
|General Merit Badge information