In the third book of this twelve part series, written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher continues the story of the boys of the Beaver Patrol of Beverly, Indiana, a small Midwestern town. The boys, who live shortly after the turn of the twentieth century, formed their own fledgling Boy Scout troop – the first in their town. It is the dawn of the scouting movement in America. Their original efforts barely drew enough boys to form one patrol, but as they proved themselves again and again in adventures told in the earlier books, a second patrol started to form as more boys were brought into the fold. The townspeople’s initial considerable skepticism slowly turned to respect, but the boys still have to fight off the sabotage attempts and ill-will of their rivals – a gang of tough boys from the ‘wrong side of the tracks’ who are determined to out-do or break up the Beaver Patrol.