The Bugling Merit Badge is an easy merit badge for anyone with brass musical instrument experience.

If you like the Bugling Merit Badge, consider also doing Music.


Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:

Saturday March 7, 2015

Maple Plain, MN


2 Scouts

Saturday March 15, 2014

Maple Plain, MN


7 Scouts

Saturday October 27, 2012

Osseo, MN


9 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








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source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition


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 and updated - December 2015