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The requirements for Bugling merit badge were revised effective January 1, 1998.

  • Give a brief history of the bugle.
  • Explain and demonstrate how the bugle makes a sound and explain how the bugle is related to other brass wind instruments.
  • Explain how to care for, clean, and maintain a bugle.
  • 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.
  • Explain when each of the calls in requirement 4 is used.
  • Serve as bugler in your troop for 3 months.
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