ASM for Troop 614 in Gainesville FL here.
I've been looking into doing a DIY project myself - for right now I'm loving the Hennessy system I've got - but I'm still a noob as well. I will say that it's nice to get up in the morning on campouts without back pain. I've considered hanging in the back yard and sleeping in the hammock at home!
As far as the DIY thing goes - as I tell the boys - you might possibly fail if you try something you've never done before, you will certainly fail if you never try.
I used to be a Beaver, a good old Beaver too,
But now I've finished Beavering, I don't know what to do
I'm growing old and feeble, and I can Beaver no more
So I'm going to work my ticket if I can!