One decision to make is to back off because the trips are not to your liking. Another approach is to get active in the troop, go to committee meetings, go to calendar setting meetings, volunteer to lead trips, and if no backpacking trips are planned, schedule off calendar trips and lead them. The latter was my experience, and we had about half the parents in favor of backpacking and appreciative of the opportunity and half in favor of car camping. Some new scouts left as the tone swung to backpacking over 4 years. As the older scouts and their parents left, resistance to backpacking faded and was gone.
I know the official mantra is to let the boys set the trips, but what I have seen if that if that is fully implemented, we would be camping in the parking lot between the ice cream store and the video arcade. Scouts will choose to repeat trips they have done before, which in our troop's case was car camping at state parks, crowded, hot, dry, noisy, dirty state parks. They didn't know the options for backpacking. Once we had done a few backpacking trips, and shown that 11 year olds could do them, the car camping sites looked pretty unattractive. If you live in Idaho (from the Seven Devils Reference), there are a ton of great trips to choose from. We are in Boise. Some of our trips are here: http://boisetroop100.wordpress.com/
some are here:http://backpackingtechnology.com/