Gene and Pat ride over to the Flying W ranch. Gene is to turn the ranch into a home for wayward boys. Gene is fully in charge, but if one little thing goes wrong, the ranch goes to Big Jim, who the leader of the Weston Gang. Miss Abby Pickett is the new teacher for the school, and Gene, Pat, and the Cass County Boys transfer the boys to the new Flying-A-Ranch, Home of Gene Autry's Rangers. Gene finds himself having trouble dealing with a tough city kid named Legan, who goes by "Lefty". Gene lets Lefty ride Little Champ, only to find one of the ranch hands had put a cactus pad under Little Champ's saddle. Gene sees a brand initials "SR" on Lefty's baseball bat, and figures out that its Stan Richter (one of the ranch hands) is behind the whole situation. With Lefty's help, Gene brings Stan and his gang in, and the Flying-A-Ranch is off the a great start.