National Program Now Available From BSAR
January 20, 2021 | View PDF
Badlands Search & Rescue is proud to announce that we are now certified and able to teach kids, ages 7-11, through the preventative search and rescue program, "Hug-A-Tree."
Inspired for the search for nine-year-old Jimmy Beveridge in 1981 in Southern California the program teaches children how to survive in the backcountry should they become lost.
The program was developed to educate children in a select few of the most basic, but vital survival principles. It was specifically designed for children between the ages of 7-11 but can be effective with both slightly younger and older children. The program consists of a trained presenter following a tightly scripted presentation that has three primary parts: 1) an introduction of the presenter and program, 2) a video presentation, and 3) practical suggestions and demonstrations.
Many children are alive today because of their experience with the Hug-a-Tree and Survive program, which is dedicated in memory of Jimmy Beveridge.