June 1, 2021, kicks off another year of the Fit Youth Initiative Summer Walking Program. We are excited for you to see what we have in store for you! The program will provide you with opportunities to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and visit new places.

Strong, Healthy, Vibrant encourages participants to establish a healthy walking habit by tracking the extra steps taken each day. Earn toe tokens and a t-shirt by completing milestones throughout your journey. You can take your tracker to any participating partner location beginning June 1 to pick up the tokens you have earned.

While we still aren't able to offer group hikes, we want to see where you are getting your steps!  The following video will provide you with several locations in Tuscarawas County to hike and enjoy time in nature and the outdoors. Snap a picture when you are out and about enjoying the trail, the view, or just a good walk, post it to our Facebook page (@OSUETuscarawas) adding #TuscSWP to your post or use #TuscSWP on Instagram to earn special "toe tokens". 

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 Adventure Hikes Guide Video

Chris Kendle (FCS Educator) and her daughters visit 15 different locations around Tuscarwas County that you can go for a hike.  They are all different lengths, and offer different things to see and do. 

The summer walking program ends on August 31, and if you have completed the required 30 hours of walking, return your tracker to the Tuscarawas County Extension office by the September 3 deadline and you will receive a t-shirt.  T-shirt pick-up will be held September 15th at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds at the Junior Fair Board Office from 3 to 5pm.

Click on the link to download the flyer and walking tracker for the program.

Click here for trackerStrong, Healthy, Vibrant Tracker and Flyer

If you would like to complete your tracker via your laptop or tablet, you can download a fillable PDF that can be completed and emailed to the Extension office.  Email the completed form to kendle.4@osu.edu. This is an excellent option if you do not have access to a printer.

Click hereWalking Tracker - Fillable PDF 2021