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May Merit Badge: Bugling Kickoff

Thursday May 16 2019 / 06:30 PM - Thursday May 16 2019 / 07:15 PM

Redwood City


Event Contact: John Tseng: jytseng@yahoo.com
Event Location: Sandpiper Room 25 – Middle School Building 797 Redwood Shores Pkwy Redwood City

Come join ASM John to kickoff your Bugling Merit badge:
One of the original 57 Merit Badges, and one of the rarest merit badges to be earned by any scout.

No previous music experience is needed.

If you have a bugle, trumpet, or coronet, please bring it.

References:
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Scouting/BSA/Bugling_Merit_Badge
http://usscouts.org/mb/mb032.asp

Then                                             and now …

We will cover requirements in bold.
Items 2b, 3, and 6 will need to be done outside of class.

  1. Give a brief history of the bugle.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Explain and demonstrate how the bugle makes sound, and explain how the bugle is related to other brass wind instruments.
    b. 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. *
If RSVPs are accepted to this event, you can register using the form below:
Bookings no longer allowed on this date.