Hug a tree

Kouchibouguac National Park

If a child becomes lost in the woods, hugging a tree can help them stay safe, stay put, and be found.

Learn the 4 rules

  1. Always tell an adult where you are going, who you’re going with and when you’ll be back.
  2. If you become lost, “Hug-A-Tree” and stay in one place.
  3. Keep warm and dry by tucking in your shirt, tucking your pant legs into your socks, and zipping up your jacket.
    • Tip - building a nest made of twigs and leaves at the base of your tree will keep you insulated from the cold ground.
  4. Help searchers find you by answering their calls.
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