If I end up taking on SM in my troop, I would be the first Eagle Scout SM our troop would have. All the SM's I've had as a youth or volunteered with as an adult were NOT Eagle Scouts. They were fine Scouters. We had very few adult Eagle Scouts involved with the Troop. I can think of 3 others besides myself.
@mashmaster: use your CC and or an ASM to run interference for you. Your job as SM is to work with the boys. Anything that comes between you and that is something you should consider delegating to somebody else.
I constantly talk up "the process" with our parents. The point of being a Scout is not because having it "on your resume will help you get into College." But moreso "the skills and experiences you get from Scouting will make you a better rounded individual, which will help your son in life." Period, full stop.
The sad part of it is, if a parent is pushing their son through the program, he is probably not enjoying himself. If he's not enjoying himself, he's going to miss out on a lot of the benefits of the program. Rank advancement and merit badges are not a means to themselves. If you get an ultra hi speed, low drag pushed by mommie and daddy kid, the parents are robbing their son of much of the benefits of the program. Those parents don't cheat me, they don't cheat the troop, they don't cheat the BSA. They cheat themselves and their sons.
We had a Scout who really hated Scouts. I offered to talk with him and his parents about how things were going, but he didn't want to challenge his parents. He did the bare minimum everything and disappeared as soon as he finished his Eagle. I feel for him, because his time and energy would have been better spent doing something else with his teenage years.
Scouting is a wonderful program and I'm very passionate about promoting it, (as almost all of us here are.) but it's not for every kid.