252 Progress Award Scheme

The 252 Award scheme is designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances and to recognise your achievements.

A score of 252 must be shot with a shooting partner or at a organised club 252 session. After 6 sighter arrows, you shoot 3 dozen arrows on a 122cm face at your chosen distance. The round can be shot at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 or 100 yards with the aim of scoring 252 or better (252 for recurve – alternative scores apply for other bow types).

If you achieve the score TWO times you can claim a badge.

A 252 scoresheet can be found here.

Dates for the organised 252 sessions can be found in the club calendar.

The award scheme in use at many archery clubs in the UK and applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type (scores differ by bow type).

The Rules

To be shot at the specified distance using 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1) on a 122cm target face.

Six sighter arrows are permitted which will not count towards the final score.

Once the archer has achieved the minimum required score twice at each distance, the 252 awards will be awarded for that distance.

Novices should complete the distances in order.

The archer’s responsibility is to make a claim on a standard score sheet, witnessed by at least one other club archer, who will record the scores, then sign and print their name on completion as confirmation.

The completed score sheet should then be handed sent to the club’s records officer either via email or WhatsApp