Eagle Scout Bruce Scott (Jackie Cooper), leader of Martinsville Troop Number One, and his pack set off in search of lost treasure using a map provided by Tenderfoot scout, Skeets Scanlon (Bill Cody, Jr.). Scoutmaster Hale (Jack Mulhall) leaves the expedition to rush home to an ailing wife, but Bruce and the scouts push on, and the map leads them to Ghost Town. The treasure turns out to be a large cache of counterfeit $20 bills and the plates used to print them. The troop also discovers a lost branch of Inca Indians living in the mountains still undetected in 1939. The tribe gives ferocious efforts to keep the scouts from discovering their Temple cave as it contains a huge radium deposit known to them only for its ability to heal wounds.
A teenaged Jackie Cooper leads the way as an Eagle Scout in a troop of young men who happen upon a buried stash of fake money. At the same time the young scouts are discovered by a tribe of Indians and forced to live in an underground temple where they find expensive radium. These smart boys do find a way out of this mess, but not without clever instinct and boy scout survival skills.
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