Requirements for Bugling merit badge from ? to January 1, 1998.

  1. Give a brief history of the bugle.
  2. Explain and demonstrate how the bugle makes a sound and explain how the bugle is related to other brass wind instruments.
  3. Explain how to care for, clean, and maintain a bugle.
  4. Sound the following bugle calls: First Call, Reveille, Mess, To the Colors, Officers, Drill, Assembly, Recall, Fatigue, Church, Fire, Swimming, Retreat, Call to Quarters, Taps.*
  5. Explain when each of the calls in requirement 4 is used.
  6. Serve as bugler in your troop for 3 months.*
*NOTE: A bugle, trumpet, or cornet may be used to meet these requirements.
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