I recently came across this program and loved it instantly. I thought that the message was so important that in April of 2015 I decided to become a presenter. The information can be used in any situation when someone is lost. I've taken this introduction off their website.
Hug-a-Tree and Survive is an AdventureSmart program that helps lost children survive in the woods. This presentation is aimed at children in Grades K-5. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do if they should become lost.
Originally developed in the United States following the search for Jimmy Beveridge in 1981, Hug-a-Tree and Survive was adapted for Canadian use by the RCMP. Using a short (17 minute) video and/or other demonstrations and games, AdventureSmart presenters share their knowledge of valuable outdoor survival and life lessons. There are four simple rules that are core to Hug-a-Tree presentations:
Tell an adult where you are going.
If you are lost, “Hug-A-Tree” and stay put.
Keep warm and dry.
Help searchers find you by answering their calls.
There is also information on Wliderness, Snow & Paddle safety.
For more information please go to: https://www.adventuresmart.ca/index.php