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Archery award badges

Order badges for your club

As an incentive to members to continue to challenge themselves on the shooting line, we have produced three series of achievement award badges for sale, covering Portsmouth, Frostbite and 3 dozen (A.K.A. the 252 scheme) rounds.

Reading Archers offer these badges for sale to other clubs as an incentive to their members.

Badges are £2.00 each.

Post and Packing charges –  £1.25 for all orders up to 20 badges and £1.50 for all orders over 20 badges.

How to order badges

Please use the button below to download the badge order form or to enquire about availability, please email badges@readingarchers.co.uk

How to order badges:

  1. Download the badge ordering form by clicking the button below.
  2. Print the downloaded form and fill it in.
  3. Mail the completed form and enclosed cheque for payment or complete bank transfer*
  4. The mailing address can be found at the top of the order form.

*Please email badges@readingarchers.co.uk to request our bank transfer details, thank you.

“The 252 badge scheme helped me as a beginner, giving me a target to strive for and a benchmark for my skill as an archer. Each of the different distances has an achievable score and an award that you can earn. It keeps you motivated that you can do it even when the distances get greater. “

Simon White, member since 2016

252 equivalence

If you wish to apply the 252-scheme to shooting styles other than recurve, be sure to consult the following table for equivalent scores across different archery styles.

Distance (yards)Recurve scoreCompound scoreLongbow scoreBarebow score
20252280164189
30252280164189
40252280164189
50252280164189
60252280164189
80252280126164
100252280101139

3 dozen AKA the 252 scheme badges

The 252 scheme consists of shooting 3 dozen arrows at increasing distances with a 9-based scoring.
When a score of 252 or more is achieved, a quiver badge is awarded displaying the distance and the legend 252.
These are available at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100 yard distances.

Frostbite badges

For the outdoor Frostbite round (shot in the winter), we offer awards by score in steps from 200 to 355.

Portsmouth badges

For the indoor Portsmouth round, we offer awards by score in steps from 300 to 600. Typically adult badges start from a score of 400.