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Hug-A-Tree and Survive

Eureka Search and Rescue Association

Inspired by the search for nine year old Jimmy Beveridge, 1981, Southern California, and initiated by the caring heart of Ab Taylor, the Hug-A-Tree and Survive program, teaches children how to survive in the woods should they become lost.

The Hug-A-Tree program and have reported a significant decrease in the number of searches for lost children. Hug-A-Tree and Survive saves lives! The basic principle of the program is to educate children on what to do and not to do if they are lost and to stay put-hug a tree-until help arrives. During the presentation we will education them on what to do and what not to do, demonstrate shoe footprint patterns, yell/blowing a whistle for help, reflector demonstration for signaling, how bright colors are important to help find them, how to stay warm and dry, trash bag demonstration, how to stay put/make yourself big and not wonder, hug a tree and stay there until help arrives. Kids ask a lot of questions about survival during the presentation and we have the answers and the equipment for show and tell.

Contact us if you would like us to present the Hug-A-Tree and Survive program to your  group.  


 The presentation is approximately 25-40 minutes.