I am a eagle scout
I think you tried the wrong troop. Where I live the scout troops are still doing the fun stuff. During high adventure outings my son's troop do things like hike the rockies for a week with only the packs on their back. They have survival weekends where they camp in all sorts of weather with no packs, just the clothes they are wearing and what they would normally carry for a day hike. A lost in the woods scenario. Not all troops are created equal, it's up to the leaders.Cub Scout, Boy Scout - Eagle Scout, Explorer Scout, Den leader.
I tried Boy Scout Master, but found out quickly that Boy Scouts isn't what it used to be. We camped out in the dead of winter and danced the Tomahawk Challenge around a huge campfire. Today they collect cans and bottles and paint park benches... half of them would die in a prolonged stay the woods. Some may see it as a civilized improvement, I can't buy in.