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General Information

Description:The Bugler plays the bugle at troop ceremonies. By accepting the position of Bugler, you agree to provide service and leadership to your troop. The responsibility should be fun and rewarding. This job description outlines some of the things you are expected to do while serving in this leadership role.

Must be able to perform the required Bugle Calls

Comments: Practice, practice, practice.

Reports to:     Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Type:     Appointed by the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Term:     6 months


Age:     None
Rank:     None
Experience:     1 Year experience Bugle, Trumpet or Coronet
Attendance:     75% for all activities over previous 6 months
Confirmation:     Appointment Approved by Scoutmaster

Performance Requirements

Training:     You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.
Attendance:     You are expected to attend 75% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.
Effort:     You are expected to give this job your best effort and use the adult leadership and advice when you feel they are needed.

General Leadership Responsibilities

Uniform:     Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.
Behavior:     Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.
Attendance:     Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on time for meetings and activities. You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing. You also need to make sure that the someone is ready to assume your responsibilities. This may not be an actual performance, perhaps a taped recording if for a formal event. This requires you to "Be Prepared", plan ahead and this will never be an issue.

Specific Leadership Responsibilities

  • Plays bugle as requested by troop leadership, such as Troop assembly at meetings and campouts.
  • Plays taps during evening closing ceremony.
  • Should work on completing Bugling Merit Badge by end of term.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.
Duties What it means in Troop 1
Keep others informed:
  • Call the ASPL at least once each week to pass along information and check on preparations for meetings and activities
Set a good example:
  • Be the first to reflect the scout sign.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Exhibit good self-discipline.
  • Have a good attendance record.
  • Meet your obligations on time and in full effort.
  • Have fun but not at the expense of everyone. Goofing off without purpose wastes time and looses the interest and respect of the other scouts.
  • REMEMBER: The troop will follow your example.
Wear the uniform correctly:
  • Always conform to the Troop 1 uniform policy.
Show Scout Spirit:
  • Use the Scout Oath and Law as an everyday guideline.
  • Actively participate in the activities of Troop 1.
  • Set an example for the other Scouts to follow.