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Bugling Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Bugling Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Bugling merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Give a brief history of the bugle.
Requirement 2: Do the following:
Requirement 2a: Explain and demonstrate how the bugle makes sound, and explain how the bugle is related to other brass wind instruments.
Requirement 2b: 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 potrol.
Requirement 3: Sound 10 of 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."
Requirement 4: Explain the use of each of the calls you performed.
Requirement 5: Explain how to care for, clean, and maintain a bugle.
Requirement 6: Serve as bugler in your troop for three months.

NOTE: A bugle, trumpet, or cornet may be used to meet these requirements.