Progressing Outdoors

Glasgow Archers 252 Progression Award

The GA 252 Progression Award is a recognition of an archer’s ability to score a number of points (value required varies on your bow type – see below) over three dozen arrows. Starting at 20m, and only advancing to the next distance once the current is achieved, this is a gentle introduction to gaining awards. However, as distance is increased, it obviously gets harder. To get the next award, you have to shoot better than for the award just achieved … and so the rookie archer is eased into a life of improvement and award chasing – just like all the other obsessive compulsive experienced archers on the line. This award scheme is in use at many archery clubs in the UK and applies to all archers, irrespective of age, ability or bow type.

1… Six sighters followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows. Arrows to be shot at the appropriate distance starting at 20yrds. For example, a minimum score of 252 for recurve is required to qualify for the award and progress to the next distance. See below for other bow types.
2… For consistency, the required score or more needs to be achieved twice to qualify for the 252 award and progress to the next distance.
3… Scores needed for compound, longbow/traditional styles and barebow are given in the table below.
4… The score must be witnessed and verified by a second senior member (over 18).
5… Scores to be submitted to a member of the committee as soon as possible after achieving the score.
6… IMPORTANT: Your score is based on the imperial scoring method. This is 5-zone scoring on a standard 122cm diameter face where scores are 9, 7, 5, 3, 1. So the maximum score possible = 324. Distance shot can be the appropriate metric or imperial distance, your choice. (pro tip … pick yards except at 80 and 100yards when you should go with 70 and 90m. For those not familiar with the imperial system, its cause they’re  closer!)
7… Additionally, a score from a consecutive three dozen arrows can also be submitted if the three dozen was part of another recognized scored round. So if you shoot a lights out 3 dozen @ 70m’s as part of a competition, feel free to submit this for consideration. Evidence of the score with the relevant three dozen arrows clearly identified must be submitted to a committee member.

The score sheet is available for archers to download and print here.

Awards and Distance Progression

252 table

Glasgow Archers 252 Badges can be claimed on submission of two qualifying rounds (a fee unfortunately applies … but medals, gotta catch them all, right? ;o)

252 badges

Our 252 badges along with our 70th-anniversary badge. © Catherine Coddington