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Bugling

Requirements

  1. Give a brief history of the bugle.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Explain and demonstrate how the bugle makes sound, and explain how the bugle is related to other brass wind instruments.
    2. 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.