We run a couple of badge schemes at the club; for indoor and outdoor shooting.
Portsmouth badges are awards for achieving set scores; 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 575
A Portsmouth round should be shot under competition conditions - during one of our BA postal shoots is ideal!
The 252 badges are awards for achieving a score of 252 at different distances in the outdoor season.
252 seems a strange number, but the original idea was for a recurve archer to get all arrows within the red or gold zone of the target – with 5 zone (imperial) scoring. If every one of your 36 arrows goes in the red zone, you will score 252. If you get them in the gold – all the better!
For other bow types, it is easier (compound) or harder (longbow, barebow) to achieve this score. Hence these bow types need to achieve different scores, but will still get a 252 badge!.
The round is shot at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100 yards on a 122cm face using 5-zone scoring (9, 7, 5, 3, 1)