Hotte is the leader of a teenage gang. In 1927, the gang aims to prevent the Red Young Pioneers from raising money meant for a KPD holiday camp. Since Hotte wants to make an impression on the pioneer Sonni, he quits the obstructions and suggests a competition in which both groups are meant to collect as much money for the holiday camp as possible. Soon, Hotte realizes that he is in bad company and decides to join the Young Pioneers. Since there are only few vacant places left, Hotte – who perceives that he is not actually welcome – voluntarily resigns from taking part in the camp holiday. Soon, however, he learns that the members of his former gang plan to attack the camp together with some members of the SA. He follows them and manages to prevent the sabotage just in time, thereby making a strong impression on Sonni.