Challeng Coins

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  1. Horned Toad

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    I’m not too big on the thought just because in the military you are supposed to earn them. So if the powers that be wanted to do one I agree with the above where it should at least be tied into some sort of requirements to get one other than forking over some cash.
     
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    I guess us Navy guys can just say BZ to each other.
     
  3. derek.harris87

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    I'd be down. Been collecting challenge coins for awhile now.

    or rather, earning them.
     
  4. rlh2

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    I know this is a little old, but I would really like to see these come to reality.
     
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    I think it is a great idea. I do think should earn it though, as people have mentioned. I think becoming a "Hardwoodsman" from completing the Bushclass challenges would be a bar for the challenge coin to be earned at. After you become a hardwoodsman for example you would have the ability to purchase the coin to remind you of your achievement. As people have mentioned, it would be a good motivator in life or in the woods. If you are struggling with something you can remember with your coin that you worked hard and you became a hardwoodsman so if you can do that you can do this!
     
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    We have them for our SRT medics and our Ops manager use to give them out. I know its big with LE and FD in my area. Id be down to pick one up, but I've put off the patch and rocker until I finish the basic class. I like the idea to have it be able to toss a spark or as a scraper. I like function over fashion.
     
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    I'd like to see if a coin could be made that could have a number of different functions. Firesteel scraper has been said already. How about a compass rose on one side with a divot in the middle as a way to balance a magnetized needle. Of course testing would have to be done to ensure that the coin would not interfere with the reading of the makeshift compass. Some useful information engraved on the coin would be nice as well. A series of holes drilled in the coin to make it used as a button or toggle for closing a wool blanket or pack. But I must say that the coin must have several uses to be worth carrying around.
     
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    I think it's a good idea. I'd buy one. Still gotta get a patch too.
     
  9. TLewallen

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    How about building in the ability to use the coin as a socket for a bow drill setup?
     
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    I would be interested
     
  11. BradGad

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    I like this idea, but if we do it, I hope the coins are small: real estate in my pockets is at a premium.
     
  12. MarcoMontana

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    I have the BCUSA patch on my pack along with my Fishing patches if there was another BCUSA member I am sure he would say hi...


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    Not if Them member getting them was US Military then just use a USPS flat rate box!
     
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    I would buy one, but think you should be a "Supporter" to be able to buy one.
     
  15. Long John Tinfoil

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    Guess this never got off the ground?

    I have one from another forum that I use as a "decision assist" - especially useful when the trail forks...

    LJT
     
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    Yea, but it's hard to flip a patch if there's any kind of a breeze when you can't make up your mind...

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    As another add on to this idea it could be a Geo Coin it would serve double duty as the challenge coin. I'd be in for at least one.
     
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    "LIKE" also seen them made like Casino gambling chips.
     
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    I got one years ago and it sits in the desk drawer almost from the time I got it from an E-9 Marine Master Sgt. I got one last two weeks ago from Gyt Sgt R. Lee Ermey when I met him at a Cabela's opening. I passed that one on to a paralyzed Marine buddy of mine. Don't think I would pick one up. I am too old to challenge anyone to anything and besides I quit drinking when I got home in 1969.
     
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    I would be in for one to support the forum
     
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    Challenge coin

    So who is going to produce these for the folks that want one? I am willing to purchase one, at a modest premium above cost, if the proceeds go to support the forum, or some other endeavor towards our shared passion.
     
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    I am a big fan of the coins and don't particularly care for patches so while I probably would never buy a patch, I probably would a coin. Though I have never bought a challenge coin, I have several that have been "awarded" but if the design was nice for the bushcraft coin, I probably would buy it because it is a different environment so to speak that where my other ones came from.
     
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    Love this idea. I'd buy a handfull. In my line of work they are a familiar sight and they always mean more when given or earned than when purchased for oneself. I could see getting together with some buddies and having challenges amongst them to earn one in competition; plinking targets with a .22, firecrafting, etc.

    Most that I've seen range in cost from 7-12 bucks when being purchased by the end user. I think that is reasonable and I'd probably buy 2-5 of them at those prices.

    Cole
     
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    I'm in , thanks.
     
  26. sledjockey

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    I'd be in as well.

    Did this ever go anywhere other than the "idea" bin?
     
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    If price is a big issue they could always be made out of wood. Like the wooden nickels. Would be really cheap to laser cut/etch them in bulk. Not sure if I'd ever buy them in either metal or wood but just figured I'd throw the idea out there.
     
  28. Mr.LCV

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    I'd buy a metal one if it was wood I'd be too tempted to use it as a emergency fire tinder
     
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    That would fit bush craft the best... Or heavy stamped leather...
     
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    Agree with both!

    I'm in if it comes to fruition.
     
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    I would be in!
    or did this idea die on the vine?
     
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    I’d order a few. I love challenge coins.
     
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    This one is included with the participation fee. I have fifty (50) individually numbered in the mail. Should have them next Tursday. Will post pictures when they arrive.
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    Not really. When I was in the 2/327 INF ~35 years ago, If you were an officer, mattered noy if 2LT or LTC, you had better not be caught without a 101st coin and regimental coin, even in the field. We just clipped them together with a binder clip. You had to buy your own. They started out as unit coins long before they were commander's coins. I've seen coins dating to the '50s and '60s. It's gotten so bad in the military now, they mean little or nothing to most. I've got a couple of gallon ziplocks of coins packed away in the garage.
     
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    Sorry for bumping a seven year old thread, but why not add a serial number worth 1000 BCUSA points? Bushcraft crypto currency!
     
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    Ok folks.....how do we make this work?
     
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    How about re-stamping .9999 silver bullion ? that would be actually worth something .
     
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    Should be made from wood and red hot branded BCUSA.:16:
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  39. ArmyMacE

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    A have a lot of earned Challenge Coins from my time in service. I've had a few liberated from my collection from that made me a bit sad. Still proud of the ones I earned. I actually recall a few of them...

    The only one I carry regularly is a Tracking Challenge Coin. It gets dropped along side tracks for size referencing... but an actual measuring device would be more useful if I kept a tracking log book.

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    I have been working on a few variations of another Tracker Challenge coin. One for the Tracker Pack, and one for Tracker Knife Backers... The only thing holding these back is I haven't been fully satisfied with my designs so far.

    Tracker Challenge Coin, Side 1.jpg

    I think Challenge coins are neat piece of memorabilia. A earned or purchased BCUSA coin would be a cool collection piece.

    Maybe two different coins? A Supporter/Lifetime members coin, and a Completed all Bushclasses and Electives coin?

    Thanks,

    Jarrod
     
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    On my Event Coin, I am not sponsored by BCUSA so I can't offer 1000 BCUSA points. If BCUSA were to have coins made, that would be their call, over and above the costs of design, die making and shipping costs of the coins.
     
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    Apparently nowhere...?

    I'd still be up to buy/help design/participate if this ever got relit.
     
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    I've been collecting challenge coins since my days in the boy scouts (the "Philmont" coin is still a favorite, very rustic look to it), and have quite a few lying around from different units and higher ups' personal coins from my time active duty. I think a BCUSA coin would be an excellent addition to the collection!
     
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