Congrats as well on your 2nd term SPL. I must say that I am not all that familiar with the award structure of the BSA, but I do know that Eagle is a grand accomplishment and you would stand in amazing company should you attain it. Good Luck.
At 15, you would actually be in the "Venturer" section for Scouts Canada, and we find that youth in this section tend to be more willing to be further afield than the "Scout" section (11-14 y.o.).
Glad to hear you're a backpacker and a Life Scout, I am sure that you are a credit to your troop.
miksmi - I have been finding that if they hit the Scout section car camping and aren't switched over to lightweight and backpacking immediately, it is absolutely brutal to get them to change after the fact. The troop I joined with my son a few years ago was only car camping and it has been an uphill battle.
And to stop from completely hijacking the thread...
I too would be interested in how to make the cup cozy!