Bugling

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Bugling merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 032
Requirements revision: 2004
Latest pamphlet revision: 2003

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Merit badge 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.
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 article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

Notes

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