This scheme has been run at Tockington Archers and Tyndale Archers for a number of years.
The scheme revolves around shooting a set round (3 dozen arrows at a single distance - the same as the ArcheryGB Progress Badge Scheme for juniors). Once a particular score is reached the archer is entitled to the associated badge for that distance.
The advantage of a single distance is that it is easier to shoot the round as you do not have to move or set up an additional boss to cater for the second distance. Note that most recognised rounds are shot over at least two different distances which is why you will often see archers changing targets during shooting, this is so they can shoot the different distances without having to move the target boss itself to a different distance.
Three dozen arrows is a reasonable number of arrows that anybody should be able to shoot in about an hour and limiting the scheme to a certain score simplifies the scheme and ensures that archers progress through the distances.
The awards with the distances and scores required to achieve them are shown in the table below.
|Recurve (score 200) & Compound (score 240)||Barebow (score 160) & Longbow (score 80)|
|Distance||Adult Male||Adult Female + Juniors < 18||Juniors < 14||Adult Male||Adult Female + Juniors < 18||Juniors < 14|
If you would like to use the Progress 200 Scheme in your club then please contact me at: [email protected]