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Hug-a-tree Program

Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team

P.O. Box 11104, Prescott, Arizona 86304
A 501(c)(3) Non-profit volunteer based organization

www.ycsrt.org

Survival Education Programs

WHAT DO A WHISTLE, REFLECTOR AND A GARBAGE BAG HAVE IN COMMON?

ANSWER:  THEY JUST MIGHT SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE!!

Hug a Tree and Survive!

“One of the most important things any search and rescue organization can do is to help people not get lost in the first place. At the Prescott, AZ YCSRT/Search Dog Unit we take that responsibility quite seriously, so we offer a great presentation for kids that we can bring to your classroom, organizational meeting or office for free.

Inspired by a search for a nine year old boy many years ago in Southern California, the Hug a Tree program was developed to teach children how to survive in the woods if they become lost. Many children are alive today because they learned how to take care of themselves through the Hug a Tree program.

The program is approximately 30 to 40 minutes long. There are demonstrations on signaling for help using a whistle and reflector, as well as how to stay dry and warm using a simple garbage bag. The program provides children with safety tips such as staying in one place by using trees, and how to be big and be noticed when people are looking for them.

The Hug a Tree program is geared toward children 5 years old and up. It’s ideal for youth programs and schools.” If you would like us to bring the Hug a Tree program to your organization or school, please contact me.

LINDA D. MAY-POSKANZER - # S-3900   “Linda May”

YCSRT - Community Outreach and Private Grant Coordinator

Email: contactus@ycsrt.org      Voice  mail: 928.554.6264