252 Award Scheme

Abbey Bowmen 252 award scheme

The 252 badges are awards for achieving a score of 252 or better at different distances in the outdoor season. This scheme is used at many archery clubs and is designed to help you practice at different distances and reward your achievements.

The 252 score is set for Recurve Archers.  However, the required score is adjusted for different bow types and the score requirement for all bow types is summarised in the table below. It is only 3 dozen arrows and all can give this a go!

(All badges have “252” on them)


To be eligible for a 252 award the following rules need to be followed:

Archery GB Rules of shooting to apply

The score must be witnessed and the score sheet signed by another club archer

Only Six sighters allowed at the start of the round 

Three dozen arrows to be shot immediately after 6 sighters.

5 zone scoring.

Three dozen arrows can be shot on their own or as part of the first three dozen arrows of a longer imperial round.

Distances can be shot in any order. However, we recommend new members should claim awards in sequence as it’s an excellent way to know you’re ready to shoot longer distances. 

Scores need to be achieved and reported twice in the calendar year to qualify for an award.

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


A fully completed score sheet must be submitted to records@abbeybowmenfaversham.co.uk If you wish to leave a hard copy scoresheet in the container, please email confirmation of this to the email address above.

Your scoresheet needs to be witnessed and signed by another club member.

A small charge may be made to cover the cost of the award badges