Franklin joins the Woodland Trailblazer troop, a sort of combination Boy / Girl Scouts, and tries to earn some merit badges. He finds that there is much more to it than simply earning badges.
In "Franklin Stargazes", Franklin trades away his new telescope before realizing its potential. He tries to get it back and ends up striking a bargain.moreless
Franklin gets the nervous jitters after winning a contest to meet his favorite hockey star. Things only get worse when the actual meeting happens and he feels like he made a fool of himself.
"Mother Hen Franklin"
Franklin becomes overly protective after Harriet scrapes her knee. Mrs. Turtle helps him by talking with him about happened when he hurt himself after experiences such as his first bike ride.moreless
When Franklin and Bear decide they want to go skateboarding, they get more than they bargained for. They take a bad path home and end up with poison ivy rashes. Then they try to hide it from their parents.
Franklin and his family pay a visit to the pond for a picnic supper. Franklin decides to bring his fish Goldie along too. When Harriet accidentally knocks Goldie into the pond, Franklin finds it difficult to accept her apology, even though he knows it was an accident.moreless
Franklin lends some soccer cards to Bear. When Bear returns them and Franklin can't find his favorite Carl Cougar card, he thinks Bear lost it. This leads to a rift in their friendship.
Franklin and Bear go on an expedition for the Woodland Trailblazers. They decide to go on a hike together, but everything they planned seems to go wrong.moreless
Franklin is teased for reading a "baby" book.
"Franklin Figure Skates"
Franklin learns to play 2 on 1 hockey.
Mr. Owl assigns Franklin and his class the task of building go-carts.
"Sir Franklin's Squire"
Franklin and Snail play "knights" on a royal quest. Along the way, their friends join in on the fun.moreless
Franklin is made the substitute coach of his soccer team while Coach Porcupine heads out-of-town. He worries that he is not doing a good job at it. His worries are aggravated by the complaints of Beaver, who he decides to give the job to instead.
"Franklin's Plays it Safe"
Franklin and his friends have fun playing in their tree fort, but when a branch holding it up breaks, Franklin worries. He and Bear become more worried when they meet Mr. Marmot the safety inspector and learn a little about safety. When Franklin has a dream featuring the collapse of the tree fort, he and Bear rope it off. They then alienate their friends when they stop them from doing potentially unsafe things.moreless
Franklin participates in a charity ride for a new library computer.
"Franklin's Candy Caper"
When Franklin puts a strange penny in Mr. Mole's candy machine, all of the candy comes out.
Franklin and his friends are having a swimming party. Unfortunately, Skunk doesn't know how to swim - and things only get worse for Franklin accidentally reveals her secret.
"Franklin's Soccer Field Folly"
Franklin is embarrassed after he scores a soccer goal - for the opposing team!moreless
Harriet hears a hurtful word and starts using it at inappropriate times.
"Franklin's Pond Phantom"
Franklin and Bear scare their friends with a tall tale about sea-serpent that supposedly dwells in Woodland Pond.
In "Franklin Migrates", Franklin learns about Migration Celebration from Goose. Goose's relatives fly south for the winter, while she and her family stay in Woodland. Franklin joins in the celebration.
"Franklin the Photographer"
Beaver starts a camera club at school. Franklin tries to get a picture of a butterfly, but finds it to be a difficult task.moreless
Franklin takes on Mr. Turtle's household chores. He finds that he can't do it all, and doesn't have to.
Franklin and Rabbit chase after UFOs after reading a newspaper article. They consult with Mr. Mole for advice.moreless
Franklin is an aspiring meteorologist after spending time with Mr. Groundhog.
"Franklin's Dance Lessons"
Franklin initially tries to get out of dance lessons before learning it can be fun.
Franklin's class is drawing pictures with crayons. Franklin's picture is very nice. He's drawn some very realistic sunset clouds. Everyone's very impressed and they start asking Franklin to help them with their drawings. Then, Rabbit presents his drawing to Mr. Owl. Franklin's shocked: it's basically a perfect copy of his sunset cloud drawing, except Rabbit added in a red scooter. Mr. Owl lavishes it wish praise. At home that night, Franklin explains to his parents about what Rabbit did. Mrs. Turtle suggests that maybe Rabbit just liked his drawing. She thinks it's a bit flattering. Franklin isn't convinced though. The next day, it's raining and Mr. Owl tells the class that they won't be able to go out and play baseball. The good news is that he's bought brand-new crayons for them to draw with. Rabbit asks Franklin what he's going to draw. Franklin, realizing what Rabbit is after, goes over by the window, alone, to draw his picture. Inspired by the storm, he paints a very realistic storm cloud. Mr. Owl sees it and holds it up. Not long after Owl holds it up, Rabbit soon shows everyone a nearly identical drawing. Now, Franklin's really mad. He comes straight out and calls Rabbit a copycat. Everyone stares at him and Franklin doesn't really know what to say, other than that, well, Rabbit is a copycat. At home again, Franklin sees a poster hanging on his wall. Looking at it, he notices something: the clouds in it look just like the ones he drew. Oh my gosh, he's a copycat too. But that's no big deal, actually. When he sees Mr. Mole teaching his parents a golf swing, his parents explain that copying can actually be a good way to learn something. In the morning the next day, Franklin meets Rabbit at Rabbit's bus stop. He apologizes to Rabbit for calling him a "copycat" and tells him that he's actually one too. Rabbit tells him that he was just inspired by his favorite artist: him. To end, we see a drawing of Franklin and Rabbit, done by the both of them.
"Big Brother Franklin"
Franklin, Raccoon and Fox are playing when a youngster named Squirrel shows up. He's on his own for the day and wants to know if he can play with them. Fox and Raccoon aren't so sure, they're doing "big-kid" stuff. But Franklin decides to adopt him for the day as his little brother. The first thing they do is go on the merry-go-round. Franklin is worried about Squirrel's safety and has Fox and Raccoon go slow. Squirrel tells them to go faster. Squirrel's enjoying this and has them keep going faster and faster. Then, everyone ends up flying off the merry-go-round. Everyone except Squirrel, that is. He's able to hang on. This doesn't faze Franklin. He asks Squirrel to call him "big brother." The next thing they do is play hide-and-seek. Franklin's sure he'll have to help Squirrel out with this one. He knows all the great hiding places in the woods. After counting down with Squirrel, he starts searching. But to his surprise, Fox and Raccoon aren't in the normal hiding spot. Then, Squirrel calls out both Fox and Raccoon, having found them both. Franklin, looking for something to help Squirrel with, tries the monkey bars. He demonstrates how to hang on them to Squirrel. Then, he sees Squirrel up above him. Fox and Raccoon call Squirrel a natural at climbing. Franklin's not out of ideas yet. He goes to his house so that they can play marbles. But Squirrel is so dexterous that he's able to knock three of the marbles out of the ring in one shot. Then, he shows Fox and Raccoon how to do it. Franklin's really bugged now, he's supposed to the big brother. He has one more idea: playing frisbee. But Squirrel throws the frisbee back and forth with ease, while Franklin ends up stumbling and falling just trying to catch it. Franklin gives up. Fox jokes that Franklin's the one who has a big brother. Franklin goes down by himself to the pond. Fox, Squirrel and Raccoon continue playing. But then, when Squirrel tries to catch the frisbee, the force of it sends him flying. He's now a "flying squirrel." He "flies" all the way into the pond. The frisbee is barely keeping him afloat and if somebody doesn't do something, he's going to drown. Franklin quickly hops in, swims expertly through the water and rescues him. Back on land, Squirrel tells Franklin that he's a natural at swimming. Franklin's a hero and Squirrel likes having him as a big brother. He's going to ask his parents if he can visit Franklin again soon. He wants Franklin to teach him how to swim.moreless