252 Achievement Awards

We run the 252 Achievement Award Scheme which was originally set up by Reading Archers.

This is designed to help you improve your shooting and provides shiny badges which show how far you have progressed – we recommend that you start off at a short distance outdoors and don’t move up in distance until you can get your 252 badge.

It’s great to shoot at longer distances but until you can control your form and get good groups then you will just find it frustrating looking in the grass all the time for arrows!


To get the badges you need to:-

  • Score more than 252 for 3 dozen arrows as part of the first distance of a normal AGB round (the National Round of 4 dozen and 2 dozen arrows is the fewest) – a full list of rounds can be found on the Rounds page
  • shoot the round under AGB and Raydon Hall Rules which means:-
    • properly shot round (shot from the longest distance first)
    • right numbers of sighters (only 6 at the start and none between distance changes)
    • first round of the day (only one per day!)
    • witnessed by someone else from the club
  • Show it to either Tony, Suzanne, Steve or Richard and they will award the badge
  • Pay for the badge (cost £2.52 each). You can either buy a new one or trade in an existing badge for the next one up.
  • Mark it up on the 252 Badge Scheme Record on the club noticeboard for all to see.

The badges are available for distances from 20 yards to 100 yards and are coloured:-

  • 20y – green
  • 30y – white
  • 40y – black
  • 50y – blue
  • 60y – red
  • 80y – silver
  • 100y – purple