I have always wanted a good and dependable set of BSA labeled suspenders. Never seen any, but I would think they might be a good seller. When I was still backpacking before the seasoning had stopped me I always wore a set of wide red suspenders to keep the pack from pushing my waist clothing down. Also worked well with day hikes. Better yet, think about a well designed pair of BSA logo Lederhosen knock off.
Agree, you also should factor in :
Philmont is strict with the height/weight guidelines and reviews upon arrival during medical re-check.
Even though you are an adult, you are still considered a crew member - in addition to your personal gear, you will be expected to carry your share of up to 3 days of food, water, and crew gear.
At Philmont you can be 20+ miles from base camp and the back roads are difficult to traverse in case of medical emergency. They shut down the roads last time I was there due to the rain and mud. You don't want to put your Crew at risk, if help can't get to you.
I brought a solar panel to recharge my camera and smartphone, during our 2 year prep, it worked great every time. Unfortunately when we got to Philmont, it rained for the 10 days on the trail and I didn't factor in arriving to camps late in the afternoon.
As a former National Supply employee, I can tell you first hand that most folks working for them have little to no experience in the program. I was part of a pilot program because I had the experience they needed. EVERY. SINGLE. DECISION. WAS. QUESTIONED. BY . THE. BOSS! (Major emphasis). We had merchandise we did not need, and not enough merchandise that was needed. I routinely told them stuff that was coming down the line would be a waste of time and money, and was right.
Sadly the same thing happens today. I have heard a lot of complaints about the women's uniforms not fitting. All yo need to do is look at the designer, and her bio with no outdoor experience. Marketing folks who have no idea about the product. And I can go on.