Although Bart initially intends to drop out of the group as soon as possible, he plans to attend a meeting to avoid a pop quiz at school. Bart doesn't like the first meeting, but when he finds out that he gets to have a pocket knife, he chooses to keep attending. After a while, Bart starts to enjoy being a member of the Junior Campers, which Homer mocks him relentlessly for. Next, a father-
son rafting trip is to be held, so Bart has to bring Homer. Homer does not enjoy the experience, especially when he learns that he and Bart have to share the same raft with Ned Flanders and his older son, Rod. Due to Homer losing the map, they accidentally take the wrong turn and find themselves lost at sea. They stay stranded helplessly with no food or water for a long amount of time. Ned eventually goes berserk, but Homer then slaps him to snap him out of it. Homer, however, takes the slaps too far, as he continuously slaps Ned. When the raft springs a leak after Homer accidentally drops a pocket knife, all seems lost, but then Homer smells his way to a Krusty Burger on an off-shore oil rig. They are saved, with Bart proud of Homer.