Bugler (Sea Scout)

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Selection: Appointed
Selected by: Boatswain
Reports to: Boatswain

The Ship Bugler is the youth head of the Sea Scout ship. He or she should be able to make appropriate bugle calls, as requested, at ship activities.


Reports to


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


  • As appointed by the ship, a Bugler may play 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.


The Bugler (Sea Scout) is the youth musical leader in its unit. Other youth musical leaders are:

See also

Sea Scouting


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