The Bugler plays the bugle at troop ceremonies. Bugler is one of those positions that many troops don’t fill. There was a troop next to us at the last camporee with a Bugler, and there is something really nice about hearing Taps played at lights out. Bugler can be used as a position of responsibility for the ranks of Star or Life, but not for the rank of Eagle.
The description and requirements below are an example. Adjust them as necessary to meet the needs of your troop. The printable copy also includes a self evaluation form for the position.
Printable copy of Bugler Description and Self Evaluation
- Appointed by Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
- Tenderfoot Rank or higher
- May not serve three consecutive terms
Reports to: The Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Trained by: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with assistance from the Assistant Scoutmaster for Older Scouts
- Play bugle as requested by troop leadership.
- Play taps during evening closing ceremony.
- Practice bugling daily until proficient.
- Arrive 5 minutes before the start of troop meetings.
- Participate in outings. Attendance expectation 50%
- Attend troop meetings. Attendance expectation 50%
- Set a good example.
- Wear the field uniform (class A) correctly to all regular troop meetings and religious services.
- Wear the activity uniform (class B t-shirt) to all outings and other troop activities.
- Live by the Scout Oath and Law
- Show scout spirit.