What is a challenge coin? A challenge coin is a traditional way to confirm membership in an organization or group. It can also honor a specific person or achievement. For World Bear Weekend, we have decided our coins will celebrate both our event and the Jason William Hall Memorial Award.
What does a coin check mean? A coin check, or ‘challenge’ is initiated by drawing your coin, holding it in the air by whatever means possible and state, scream, shout or otherwise verbally acknowledge that you are initiating a coin check. Another, but less vocal method is to firmly place it on the bar, table, or floor (this should produce an audible noise which can be easily heard by those being challenged, but try not to leave a permanent imprint.) If you accidentally drop your coin and it makes an audible sound upon impact, then you have just “accidentally” initiated a coin check. (This is called paying the price for improper care of your coin.)
The response consists of all those persons being challenged drawing their coin in a like manner.
If you are challenged and are unable to properly respond, you must buy a round of drinks for the challenger and the group being challenged.
If everyone being challenged responds in the correct manner, the challenger must buy a round of drinks for all those people they challenged.
Failure to buy a round of drinks is a despicable crime and will require that you turn-in your Coin to the issuing agency.
When-Where Coin checks are permitted, ANY TIME, ANY PLACE.
Exceptions There are no exceptions to the rules. They apply to those clothed or unclothed. At the time of the challenge you are permitted one step and an arm’s reach to locate your coin. If you still cannot reach it — SORRY ABOUT THAT!
How do I get one? The World Bear Weekend Challenge Coins were donated by Wolfstryker Leather, and will be personally distributed by Mason Stryker upon approval of the WBW production board. You may also lease a coin for yourself from Mason, at a cost of $100. Proceeds from these transactions will be donated to World Bear Weekend’s charity fund.
NOTE that the Challenge coin remains the property of World Bear Weekend, and should the producers feel the need to retrieve your coin, you are expected to promptly return it. Failure to return the coin will result in your name being posted on our Wall of Shame.