the DCSAR is very active in the community. We are involved in a variety of programs such as giving lectures to local boys and girls scout troops, elementary schools, and church groups. One such program that has met with particular success is the Hug A Tree program, Each year, members of the DCSAR volunteer a considerable amount of time to visit local grade schools to teach children what to do if they become lost. This program is designed for children in grades K-12, and can be tailored to groups of 10 to 200 children.
If you are a parent of a child in grades k-12, you should examine carefully our page on Hug A Tree, print it out and talk about it with your child. What you say may someday save your child's life!