Next time your boy goes out on camping with his Boy Scout Troop have him bring his air mattress with him. The kid has been complaining that he was not able to sleep well for two nights because the ground on which he happened to pitch his tent was quite uneven, and even have some stones on them. This bothered him so much so he kept tossing for the two nights they were out in that camping, losing quite an amount of sleep.
You did not remember last time to remind the kid to be sure to have something comfortable for his back at night when they sleep in the camping area. He has anyway his own air mattresses that he uses every time you and the family go out on campouts in the summer months. Your wife failed also to remind the kid about the air mattress, when he was packing his things.
Because of his two sleepless nights in their last camping, your boy starting from now is unlikely to forget his experience. In the future camping of his Boy Scout Troop the kid will surely remember that the first thing he should pack into his knapsack will be the inflatable air mattress, to avoid losing again so much sleep during the outing.
The air mattress bedis so light anyway, and practically occupies only a small space in his backpack. The inflatable pillow he likes to use also in those camping trips just fits in into his pack and not noticeable even to the eye of the average person.
The Boy Scout Troop leader of your boy should perhaps include the inflatable air bed mattress as part of the checklist of “must have” equipment of all the boys in the troop, so no boy loses sleep unnecessarily during the camping activity.
The unfamiliar first time surroundings could affect the sleep of the boys in the camp. The air mattresses could help avoid this if the boys bring their own air mattresses.
Sometimes though due to the heavy schedule of physical activity in the daytime many boys just sleep right away upon hitting the sack, and snore away into Dreamland even forgetting to inflate their air mattresses. It is only in the next morning that some of the kids get some muscle aches due to the unfamiliar beds on the ground, but the aches are part anyway of the training of the boys in scouting.
A boy who does not experience these small body aches maybe is used to a hard life himself. Only the small brats spoiled by their dads and moms perhaps do some complaining. You can perhaps remind your kid that he is still very much luckier (compared to the others) to be used to have the luxury of sleeping on a very soft bed all the time.
Your kid of course might counter your statement by saying that he is indeed very lucky to have a dad like you.