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This article is about the Boy Scout Troop Bugler position.
Also see Bugling Merit Badge.
Serving as Bugler can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star and Life but not Eagle.

Selected by:Senior Patrol Leader
Reports to:Assistant Senior Patrol Leader


Position description

The Troop Bugler should be able to make appropriate bugle calls, as requested, at troop activities.

Reports to

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader


  • Make appropriate bugle calls, as requested, at troop activities.


  • In many troops the Bugler plays a trumpet instead of a bugle.
  • Serving as 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.

See also

Scouts BSA portal

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