Huey, Dewey, and Louie are enraged by a letter from the "Chickadee Patrol" challenging the Junior Woodchucks. Donald tells them they should be proud to be challenged by another organization, but understands the kids' rage when they tell him the "Chickadees" are girls. Donald tells them that, as the challenged party, they can choose the kind of competition, so Dewey suggests building bridges.
The day of the challenge, Donald goes to see it and finds the Chicadees' leader is Captain Ramrod, a woman who is a former army engineer. As the Junior Woodchucks' scoutmaster is absent, Huey, Dewey, and Louie take the leadership role due to their rank.
Donald tries to help the kids, but when he tries to place support pillars, gets himself in quicksand and has to be rscued, and then tries to get a rock to help carving the bridge pieces, but it's actually a turtle who attacks Donald, and the Woodchucks have to rescue him again.
The Junior Woodchucks have lost time with the rescues and the Chickadees have their bridge almost ready, so the Woodchucks build a quick bridge and both teams end at the same time. When the Woodchucks and Chickadees argue who won, a Woodchuck scoutmaster arrives announcing it was a tie, and congratulates Huey, Dewey, and Louie for the leadership skills they showed.