Timmy feels worried about the camping trip, because his dad is too careless to be the camping leader. So he wishes that Mr. Dinkleberg would replace his dad as the leader of the Squirrely Scouts. Mr. Turner still comes with them and gets himself into trouble.
In Timmy's bedroom, Sparky wants to know why Timmy is worried. Timmy is worried because the Squirrel Scouts are going camping with his dad as a troop leader. His dad is a very careless Scout Leader. Timmy is so scared that he starts to suck his thumb so Wanda comforts him.
His dad tells him that the Squirrel Scouts will be camping at the Fault-line State Park, which is a camping site near a volcano, that regularly has earthquakes, and even Mountain Men. He hides from his dad and makes a wish that his dad would be replaced with someone more responsible. Cosmo says that he should be more specific, considering almost everybody is more responsible. Dinkleberg appears at his window, and mentions that he risked his life to save Timmy from a frayed power line about to get into his room. He adds that he lives to be responsible. Timmy then gets the idea that Dinkleberg should replace his Dad as Squirrely Scout Troop leader. So he wishes for Dinkleberg to replace his dad.
Timmy's Dad is still allowed to come as a Junior Scout, and Dinkleberg leads them to a place called Safety Canyon. Dinkleberg has safe activities but Mr. Turner does dangerous stuff instead, which ends up always backfiring. He finally realizes that DInkleberg is a better troop leader.
Timmy sees the note about his dad running away, and sends Sparky to go and get him. While this happens, bears smell the food Dinkleberg prepared, and attack the camp. Sparky tells him to go back to the group and Mr. Turner (thinking he must be hallucinating that Sparky was talking to him) follows him back to camp. He uses dangerous methods to chase the bears away. Dinkleberg admits Mr Turner is better at protecting them and Timmy wishes for his father to get the leader position back.