The Basics

The 252 Award scheme is designed to encourage archers to improve their accuracy and increase the ranges being shot at, with badges for qualifying scores at distances from 20 yards up to 100 yards.

After 6 sighters, you shoot 3 dozen arrows on a 122cm face at your chosen distance. The round can be shot at (10 Under 18 only), 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 or 100 yds with the objective of scoring 252 or better (alternative scores apply for other bow types). If you achieve the score twice you can claim a badge. Download and print a 252 score sheet. Alternatively you can score your 252 round on a mobile app.

The Scores

Distance
(Yds)

 Award 

Recurve
Score

Compound
Score

Longbow
Score

Barebow
Score

10 (U18)

Green

252

280

164

189

20

White

252

280

164

189

30

Black

252

280

164

189

40

Blue

252

280

164

189

50

Red

252

280

164

189

60

Bronze

252

280

164

189

80

Silver

252

280

126

164

100

Gold

252

280

101

139

 

The Rules

Six sighters which are to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows.

Using 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1) using a 122cm target face.

The three dozen arrows may be shot alone or as the first three dozen of a longer Imperial round.

Scores need to be achieved twice to qualify for the award.

Qualifying scores for a given distance must be shot on different days.

Badges can not be claimed for the same bowstyle for a shorter distance than has already be claimed for

All score sheets (or mobile apps) must be witnessed by another member and submitted to our Records Officer Jackie Benjamin

If you are claiming a 252 score as part of another round please indicate on the score sheet for that other round that you wish to also claim a 252 Scheme score. It must be the first six ends of the first distance, submit your form to the Records Officer.

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