Bugling Merit Badge Requirements
Scoutmaster Bucky Bugling
Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Oakdale, MN 4 Scouts
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Oakdale, MN 3 Scouts
Thursday, December 28, 2017 online 3 Scouts
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Oakdale, MN 4 Scouts
Thursday, August 11, 2016 online 1 Scout
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Maple Plain, MN 3 Scouts
Saturday, March 7, 2015 Maple Plain, MN 2 Scouts
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Maple Plain, MN 7 Scouts
Saturday, October 27, 2012 Osseo, MN 8 Scouts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 Maple Plain, MN 6 Scouts
Saturday, November 5, 2011 Richfield, MN 2 Scouts
Saturday, November 6, 2010 Richfield, MN 8 Scouts
Saturday, January 9, 2010 Richfield, MN 20 Scouts
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet
Created: 1911
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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS source: 2019 Scouts BSA 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. Play the call that you have composed before your unit or patrol.


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.

this page last reviewed / updated: April 2019