Thursday, February 17, 2011

Could You Walk Across Texas?

In Texas, The Abilene Reporter News reports that Girl Scouts are being asked to walk across Texas - a trip of 830 miles - and to get it done between March 5 and April 30.
No one girl has to do it alone, however, and they can do it without ever leaving their hometown!
The Walk Across Texas is a collaboration between Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. AgriLife started the program in 1996 to encourage healthy habits. Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains is the first Girl Scout council in the state to join the effort. A troop, a service unit or a region of the council can join forces to perform the walk. They can follow their progress online as a virtual Girl Scout moves across the state in response to their own physical efforts.
And by the way: This is for all Texans, all ages, not just Girl Scouts. To find out how to set up a team, how to includes miles on a bicycle or a dance floor or how to go it alone, look here.
What's the longest distance you have ever walked?