Hello from a fellow Scouter. I'm a scoutmaster for a troop in Lilburn. Sounds like your son is on the fast track! My son earned his Eagle at 14.
Like djminnesota and FatDaddy said, using a hammock greatly increased my enjoyment. My son and I started hammocking about 1 1/2 years ago and I've never slept better.
"A man's got to know his limitations," Clint Eastwood in Magnum Force