Greetings — and
Sumter County on the Move!
Sumter County on the Move (SCOTM!) was developed
as part of a research study conducted by the Prevention
Research Center (PRC) at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, in
partnership with Sumter
County Active Lifestyle (SCAL). It is a
12-month group-based walking program developed to help those who
live, work and spend time in Sumter County become more active.
SCOTM! was designed to mobilize social networks to support walking.
The program included materials and workshops to increase walking
- Tips on how to set walking goals and track progress
for staying motivated and overcoming common barriers
- Walking maps,
local places to be active, health and safety information
SCOTM! is a flexible program suitable for most people. We hope
that the information and resources provided on this website will
encourage you to make walking a regular part of your daily routine!
By using the SCOTM! walking manual and tools, group members are
encouraged to meet the national
physical activity recommendation of at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity.
Ready to get on the move? Form a group and visit
the SCOTM! Walking Program section to learn more about starting
this self-paced, walking program. Also, be sure to check
upcoming updates about the research study.
Join us in making Sumter County a more active