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The bugler plays the bugle (or similar instrument) to mark key moments during the troop meeting, such as assembly, or on troop outings, such as reveille, mess call, and lights out. The bugler must know the required bugle calls and ideally should have earned the Bugling merit badge or be working toward earning it.


  • Makes appropriate bugle calls, as requested, at troop meetings and activities
  • Maintain a high participation rate of at least 50% of meetings and campouts.
  • Set two personal goals – develop and implement two SMART goals for being the Bugler.
  • Submit a written report of your experience to your position coordinator and bring a copy to your next scoutmaster conference.
  • Completes Introduction to Leadership Skill Training (ILST)
  • Wear my uniform correctly, set a good example, practice the Scout Oath and Law – a standard responsibility of all the troop leadership positions.

This position meets with your Position Coordinator at least every 2 months to report on his progress towards his goals. This ensures he is fulfilling his duties and will receive rank advancement credit. Use the position coordinator as  an adult mentor that you can go to with ideas and for advice.

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