The 252 award scheme is probably the most popular scheme we have in operation at the moment. It is an award scheme in use at many archery clubs in the UK and applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type.

The scheme is designed to help you practice your shooting at different distances and have your achievements recognised at each level of success.

After 6 sighters (practice arrows), you shoot a set number of arrows on a 122cm face at your chosen distance. Badges can be earned for 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 or 100 yards by achieving a score of 252 or better. If you achieve the score twice you can claim a badge.

The 252 round must be shot as part of a longer imperial round and the scoresheet must be submitted to the records officer.

Have a look at our General information page for a list of the rounds that can be used for 252 scheme.


  • 20 Yard 252 can be shot on it’s own. All other distances must be shot as part of a standard imperial round
  • Imperial, five-zone scoring (9, 7, 5, 3, 1) on a 122cm target face
  • Number of arrows to be shot depends on the bow type. See table below
  • Another archer should witness the final score
  • Each score must be achieved twice to be awarded the badge
  • Your name, bow type, scoresheet, distance shot and date of achievement should be emailed to the records officer
  • The scores for the rounds shot must be submitted online at archery-records.net.
  • Contact the records officer if you do not have the required login details.
  • If you shoot an ‘American Flatbow’ please use the ‘Barebow’ details below.
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