I wish I had a volunteer dad or mum to act as Assistant Scoutmaster. It is kinda hard to run the Troop all by myself, but it has been working very well for the last 5 years.
We do traditional Scouting along the lines of Scouting for Boys and I agree, a Troop will only be a good one if you offer an exciting program.
In the winter we do play a lot of athletic games, pit the two Patrols against each other, but we also spend a lot of time working on perfecting Bushcraft techniques. We go into the boonies as often as we can and camp out. This summer we will do a 5-day-trek like the Appalachian Trail where we hike, enjoy the sights along the trail and camp overnights. Everybody carries his own load, pulls his own weight. This is always a great experience for the kids.