Alpha Team Member Susie Braswell teaches local Georgia students how to ‘ Hug-A-Tree and Survive’.
The Hug-A-Tree and Survive Program was started in San Diego, California after a search occurred for a nine-year old boy who became lost in the local mountains. A group of searchers put together a program for children that included kid-friendly instruction on how not to get lost in the woods, how to stay comfortable if you do get lost, and how to be spotted and found.
The Hug-A-Tree and Survive program is owned by NASAR (National Association of Search and Rescue) and is taught throughout the country to children in Kindergarten through Eighth grade. The presentation of this program is a non-profit venture to help better educate the public and especially children on preventative search and rescue techniques.
To learn more, or to request a Hug-A-Tree presentation at your school or facility, please contact your local Certified Hug-A-Tree Instructor or Alpha Team for more information.
The Hug A Tree (HAT) programs given in 2009 by Alpha Team member Susie Braswell were responsible for successfully locating a 9 year boy!