Archery has a number of badge awards that you can achieve as you progress. They are great stepping stones that provide easy to reach goals.

252 Awards

252 rounds are 36 arrows on a 122cm target face using Imperial (5-zone) scoring.

You can only claim one 252 score per day and this needs to be the first round shot (this can be part of a longer round).  You are allowed 6 sighter arrows prior to scoring the round.

To claim the badge you need to submit three scores (see below for the score requirements), if you achieve the maximum score of 324 then you can claim the badge immediately without submitting three scores.

Distance (yds)Recurve ScoresCompound ScoresLongbow ScoresBarebow Scores
10252280164189
20252280164189
30252280164189
40252280164189
50252280164189
60252280164189
80252280126164
100252280101139
Archery GB Progress Awards

The Archery GB Progress Award Scheme (Outdoor) uses the same round as the 252 and you can claim scores for both the 252 and the progress award at the same time.  As with the 252s you need to achieve the score three times to claim the badge.

The distance you need to shoot and the scores that you need depend on your age group. A full set of scores is available on the Archery GB website.

Classifications

This is a score based scheme for seniors and juniors, shooting the rounds appropriate to their age. These are the classifications with Grand Master Bowman being the highest level:

Grand Master Bowman
Master Bowman / Junior Master Bowman
Bowman / Junior Bowman
1st Class
2nd Class
3rd Class

Scores can be shot at a Club Target Day or Open Competition on any of the recognised Archery GB rounds, however as you progress through the handicaps there is a minimum number of arrows and minimum distance required to achieve each classification.

In order to get a classification you need to achieve a score greater than or equal to the target 3 times in a year, classifications reset after a year so you will need to keep shooting them to maintain your classification.

Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman scores must be shot at UK Record Status (UKRS) or World Record Status (WRS) competitions. Archers classified as Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman are invited to the UK Masters national event. Claims for Bowman, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class are administered by Archery GB clubs.

The list of scores appropriate to gender, age, round and bowstyle are in the Classification Tables of the Shooting Administrative Procedures.

English Crosses

English Cross Badges can be claimed for a WA 1440 shot at any World or UK Record Status tournament held in England.

Seniors

AwardRecurve ScoresCompound ScoresLongbow ScoresBarebow Scores
Green850250450
White950950350550
Black10501050450650
Blue11501150525750
Red12251250600850
Gold12751350650950
Purple132514007001025

Juniors

AwardRecurve ScoresCompound ScoresLongbow ScoresBarebow Scores
Green700750150300
White800850250400
Black900950350500
Blue10001050425600
Red11001150500700
Gold12001250575800
Purple12751325650900
Roses

Open to seniors and juniors when shooting at a UK Record Status York, Hereford or Bristol I-V tournament that also has Rose Award status. Claims are made at the record status tournament and the round shot must be relevant to age group.

AwardRecurve/Compound ScoresLongbow ScoresBarebow Scores
White800225500
Black900300600
Blue1000375700
Red1100450800
Gold1200525900
Purple12506001000
World Archery Beginner Awards

The World Archery Beginner Awards are designed to give new starters to the sport a good baseline and are earned by achieving milestones in score, skills and archery knowledge.

The scored section of the badge is 15 arrows shot on an 80cm face using Metric (10-zone) scoring.

These badges are not available to compound archers.

Since these badges require a demonstration of skills and knowledge they are assessed by a coach.

AwardDistance (meters)Score
Red Feather (Junior Only)612 hits of 6 or higher
Gold Feather (Junior Only)8 12 hits of 6 or higher
White Arrow10115
Black Arrow14115
Blue Arrow18115
Red Arrow25115
Gold Arrow30115
World Archery Stars

Star award badges are available for recurve and compound archers and earned by hitting points milestones on the 1440 Round, they need to be shot at a World Record Status Tournament.

Silver star award badges are available for recurve and compound archers shooting in the under-18 (cadet) and over-50 (master) age groups and earned by hitting the same points milestones but on the shorter versions of the 1440 Round, consisting of WA 1440 (Ladies) for men and Metric II for women.

AwardsScore
White1000
Black1100
Blue1200
Red1300
Gold1350
Purple1400
World Archery Target Awards

Target award badges are available for recurve, compound and barebow archers and earned by hitting points milestones on the standard 72-arrow target archery qualification rounds, 60-arrow indoor archery qualification rounds or 900 Round , they need to be shot at a World Record Status Tournament .

Silver target award badges are available for recurve archers shooting in the under-18 (cadet) and over-50 (master) age groups and earned by hitting points milestones on the 72-arrow 60-metre qualification round.

Recurve / Compound

AwardWA 70mWA 900WA 25mWA 18m
White500750500500
Black550800525525
Blue600830550550
Red650860575575
Gold675875585585
Purple700890595595

Barebow

AwardMetric 122-50WA 900WA 25mWA 18m
White480750500480
Black500800525500
Blue550830550520
Red600860575540
Gold625875585550
Purple640890595560
Progress route

The following progress routes guide you through the above target archery awards in order of the difficulty to achieve the score, the handicap of the score is also shown so that you can use the badges to track your progress.