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While visiting Arlington National Cemetary, one of our Scouts had the opportunity to listen to Taps being played.
Click here to give it a listen.
Scouting Bugle Calls
CALLDESCRIPTIONMP3 FILE
ADJUTANT'S CALLSignals that the adjutant is about to form the guard, battalion, or brigade.  The bugler plays the bugle part of the call.
ASSEMBLYSignals troops to assemble at a designated place.
CALL TO QUARTERSSignals all personnel not authorized to be absent to their quarters for the night.
Church"Church Call" announces that services are about to begin.
DRILL CALLSound as a warning to turn out for drill.
FatigueFatigue summons those who are to report for some type of work activity. Because it is rarely heard, its message might not be recognized unless your troop knows it well.
Fire"Fire" is an alarm that signals danger. This call is unique and will get almost anyone's attention.
FIRST CALLSound as a warning that personnel will prepare to assemble for a formation.
MESS CALLSignals mealtime.
RECALLSignals duties or drills to cease.
RETREATSignals the end of the official day.
REVEILLESignals the troops to awaken for morning roll call.  Used to accompany the raising of the National Colors.
Swimming"Swimming" signals the start of the swimming period.
TAPSSignals that unauthorized lights are to be extinguished.  This is the last call of the day.  The call is also sounded at the completion of a military funeral ceremony.
TO THE COLORTo the Color is a bugle call to render honors to the nation.  It is used when no band is available to render honors, or in ceremonies requiring honors to the nation more than once.  To the Color commands all the same courtesies as the National Anthem.


Other Military Bugle Calls
CALLDESCRIPTIONMP3 FILE
FIRST SERGEANT'S CALLSignals that the First Sergeant is about to form the company.
GUARD MOUNTINGSound as a warning that the guard is about to be assembled for guard mount.
MAIL CALLSignals personnel to assemble for the distribution of mail.
OFFICER'S CALLSignals all officers to assemble at a designated place.
SICK CALLSignals all troops needing medical attention to report to the dispensary.
TATTOOSignals that all light in squad rooms be extinguished and that all loud talking and other disturbances be discontinued within 15 minutes.