At half term, Alan ropes in Tucker and Benny to help with measuring timber, but they are scuppered by one of Alan's Dad's workmen. At the weekend, Duane and Benny's brother plan to enter a competition to win a van for the outdoor centre. While the boys are hiding from Alan's dad, they take an accidental trip in the truck and uncover some copper being stolen. Tracy finds her mum is racist when Michael, Benny's brother comes round, so instead they use the school, which is closed of course. Mr Harding finds them, but they get off lightly. They cook a plan to collect old papers from the paper round. Alan's dad finds out about the copper tubing and sets out a plan to follow the thieves. As a reward, Alan's dad gives £25 to the school's outdoor project.