The straightforward heroine of Sal Fisher. H lives up to the Girl Scout promise in her Fly Up year. Sal's mother's decision to take a position as a French teacher at the high school means responsibility at home for Sal. When new neighbors build a strange looking modern house Sal hopes their daughter Mia will not become a member of her Brownie Scout troop. But Sal discovers that strangers can be interesting. Adventures on wooded Brownie trails putting Scout knowledge to good use, constructive work selling cookies for the Scout camp fund and making up her mind to become a summer camper fill Sal's days until the Fly-Up ceremony which makes her an Intermediate scout. As a gentle character-builder, sometimes the book becomes a vehicle for moral lessons. Although the moral of the tale is thinly disguised, Brownies and Brownies-to-be will find much to enjoy here.