The Bugler plays the appropriate calls when told to by the Scoutmaster. He is also to learn a new call while being the troop Bugler.
- In many troops the Bugler plays a trumpet instead of a bugle.
- Serving as Troop Bugler is a requirement for Bugling Merit Badge.
- Being able to play a bugle or trumpet can be used towards requirement 1 of Music Merit Badge: Sing or play a simple song or hymn chosen by your counselor using good technique, phrasing, tone, rhythm, and dynamics.. Read all the signs and terms of the score.