Boy Scout Position Insignia, Patches and Pins for Adult Positions are divided in two categories: Volunteer and Professional Positions.
Volunteer Adult Scout Positions
Volunteer Insignia are for adults who volunteer in Scouting, they are typically parents of Scouts and serve as Adult Leaders at the Unit level. There are also Volunteer Adult positions in the Districts and Councils.
Professional Adult Scout Positions
Professional Insignia are worn by Adult Scouters who work full time and are compensated by the Boy Scouts of America. These are District, Council, Regional, and National level Scouting Executives. Insignia patches with a Scout Emblem surrounded by a wreath are related to a Professional Scouter.