Stephen, one of  a rowdy gang of boys in a colliery village, was literally knocked head-over-heels into the Scouts by the Scoutmaster’s car one Saturday. He had been getting into trouble out of boredom and selfishness; as a Scout, he found life much more interesting and purposeful. At camp, between a story from Skip and a daft adventure at midnight that landed him in the river, Stephen experienced an unforgettable dream which decided his future. Being human, Stephen did lose sight of his quest from time to time – but his decision had been made.