A fair-minded, selfless teen-age hero gives his all for the Boys Club and is handsomely rewarded in this story of Dead End kids and their troubles. When Bucky Forrester was called to the aid of Executive Director Stevens of the Mill City Boys' Club to improve the work of the organization, he finds that he has assumed the job of converting four wayward boys to the good life and the club. This and a paper route to help pay for his father's tools, needed for his work, was keeping him from practice for the National Swimming Meet. Other sacrifices for the good of the group follow and succeed in their purpose. Bucky is of course awarded the National Junior Citizenship Award of the Boys' Clubs of America. A familiar, and completely admirable pattern, although burdened with ""tough-but-oh-so-gentle"" sentimentality.