Since he's a boy scout he would probably be very intrigued by the whoopie sling. Straps and buckles are commonplace but the whoopie sling is pretty cool!
I am new to hammocks, and I immediately switched out my suspension to whoopies with dutch's whoopie hooks. It's a breeze.
My only suggestion is to make sure he knows how to "milk" the sling once he has it placed correctly. That's my noob 2¢.