Programme Sparks

39. Bugtopia




  • Large sheet
  • Bright light
  • Camera
  • Bug identification
  As long as you'd like at dusk.

Programme Spark

Lay the sheet in the middle of an open, grassy area. Place the bright light in the middle of the sheet and wait.

As bugs are drawn towards the light take photos of them and try to identify them against identification charts and keys.

This would be a great Spark to do before bed on a Nights Away event. 

Adapting for each Section


Badge Links

All Sections can take part in this Spark.



  • Outdoor Challenge



  • Naturalist
  • Adventure Challenge



  • Naturalist



  • Naturalist


Can the activity be run through Peer Leadership?   Yes 
Can the activity be run by Young Leaders?   Yes 


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