Hug a Tree Presentation
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 and was specifically designed for children between the ages of 7 and 11 but can be effective with slightly younger and older children.
In 2005, Ab Taylor donated the rights to the Hug-a-Tree program and materials to the National Association For Search And Rescue (NASAR). The intent was that NASAR would modernize the program and continue to get the important Hug-a-Tree message out to children. In 2007, after two years of development and using only private donations of time and money--a new video was distributed for use in the program.
Peace River K9 Search & Rescue Association is honored to come and present this program to any school or youth organization that can benefit from this type of training. Please fill out the form below and a representative will contact you soon!