252 Badge Scheme

The 252 badge scheme is designed to reward archers as they achieve what is considered to be a “good” standard of shooting at progressively longer distances. The official version of the rules is here. If you wish to print your own scoresheets there is a template available in either .pdf or .doc format.

You can shoot a “252 round” at any time of your own choosing. However, another archer must witness your score and sign off your “252” score sheet as Target Captain.

You can use the first 36 (3 dozen) arrows of a longer Imperial round towards the “252” badge but please mark your scorecard with“252” so that our Records Officer can pass the result to the “252” Badge Officer once the round has been officially recorded.

“252” Badges will be awarded at the monthly “Ron Sharp” competition Sunday shoots. If you miss your presentation the badge will be in the grey box file in the club hut.

There are adjusted target scores for Compound/Longbow/ Barebow archers – see the table below (this table is printed on the reverse of the score sheets).

Score sheets can be found in the yellow folder in the club hut, and successful score sheets can be signed & placed in the same folder.

Scores required to achieve the “252” badges for different bow types:

The “252” Scheme does not count towards your handicap or classification levels.

If you record your shooting scores on a smartphone app’ that shows your ‘average’ as you shoot and record, then it’s useful to know that your scoring average needs to be greater than 7 (seven) per arrow, to achieve the 252+ total. The max. achievable on a 252 attempt is 36 arrows in the gold = 324.

252 rules (version 1.3 – August 2018)