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Shere Khan Olympics

In The Jungle Book, Shere Khan the tiger was the most feared animal in the whole jungle. But do you remember that he had a limp? Of course, this didn’t keep him from being a successful hunter. Lots of people have different disabilities to overcome as well. Their obstacles don’t prevent them from pursuing adventures, however.

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  • What sports or games do you enjoy and how are they adapted for people with disabilities?
  • When will you hold the mini-Olympics?
  • What games or sports will you include?
  • What equipment will you need?
  • What skills do you need to learn ahead of time?


  • Organize a mini Olympics.
  • Think of three sports or games that are played by athletes with disabilities, then compete in the same way.


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • What surprised you in this Adventure
  • How did everyone handle this Adventure?
  • How has this changed how you see people with different abilities?
  • What were some of the highlights of this Adventure?
  • How did you feel before, during, and after this adventure?
  • What would you do differently in the future?
  • How can you build on this experience?
  • Can you invite a Special Olympian to talk to your Section?
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map

Keep it Simple

  • Start by watching some videos of a Paralympic sport. How does the sport look different from what you are familiar with? How does it change how the game is played or sport is done?

Take it Further

  • Invite a Paralympian to speak to your Section – they could even video call into your meeting if they live far away!
  • Reach out to a local wheelchair basketball team or sledge hockey team. Arrange to watch a practice or game!