Hug A Tree

Inspired by the search for nine year old Jimmy Beveridge in 1981 in 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 program was developed to educate children in a select few of the most basic and vital survival principles. It was specifically designed for children between the ages of 7 and 11 but can be effective with slightly younger and older children.

The program consists of a trained presenter—usually a search and rescue volunteer, police officer, park ranger, or similar uniformed individual—following a tightly scripted presentation that has three primary parts:

  1. an introduction (of the presenter and program)
  2. an entertaining video presentation for children
  3. a few practical suggestions and demonstrations

Many children are alive today because of their experience with the
Hug-a-Tree and Survive program.

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