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We are now ready to grow the bootcamp to 20 people.
 
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This is not official.  More like it is a probable direction.  Posting it here for feedback.

The current dealio is that when a person hits the two year mark, they get an acre of deep roots.  (for maybe six plots?  ten?)

The bootcamp need folks to run the bootcamp - so it makes sense that it would be the people that have been here for more than a year.  

Further, with each month that a boot is here, their value to the project grows.   So their last six months here is probably of greater value than the previous 18 months combined.

Another thing is that we need people to lead the bootcamp with five, ten or even fifteen years of experience in the bootcamp.  


Proposition BC007:  Any boot that is here for more than a year must take on a commander role.  This means management of the bootcamp and leading new boots on projects.

Proposition BC008:  After two years and getting the acre, a boot can continue in the bootcamp half time, in a commander role, and receive regular boot bennies (food, bunk, etc.)  

Proposition BC008.1:  This time must be scheduled at least a week in advance to be predictable and able to be figured into schedules by the other commanders.  And it must be a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Proposition BC008.2:  Any time beyond 20 hours is compensated for with 2 fysh per hour.



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That is awesome =)
 
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I just got a suggestion:

BC007.1: If a boot doesn't want to take on a commander role, they can substitute with an extra 12 months to still get to Deep Roots



I think that sounds fair.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I just got a suggestion:

BC007.1: If a boot doesn't want to take on a commander role, they can substitute with an extra 12 months to still get to Deep Roots



I think that sounds fair.



I think it's a good idea, too! Not everyone is good at leading, but might be a fantastic worker and community member. I think it makes sense to give those people a way to stick around that doesn't destroy the community or suck their soul dry. Having a leader who's bad at leading/coordinating probably won't help anyone, especially if they're stuck doing it for a year.

I do think you have a lot of awesome, leader-y Boots, and many will likely take on this challenge.

Maybe also grandfather in those who signed before these new ideas, so they don't have to work an extra year to get Deep Roots?

Proposition BC008:  After two years and getting the acre, a boot can continue in the bootcamp half time, in a commander role, and receive regular boot bennies (food, bunk, etc.)  



I think this is an awesome idea! I like that they have a way to stick around with their necessities met while they contribute in a less-time-intensive roll (more time for their own plot!). But, it's roll that really helps the community a lot, and the community doesn't lose all the wisdom and knowledge they have under their belt.

I think this is brilliant!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:We are now ready to grow the bootcamp to 20 people.



That is to say, we have spread the bootcamp out so there are two bootcamps:  one at the lab and one at basecamp.   And we have designed them so we can expand.

So we are ready for more boots.  

Further, the last email going out to people on the waiting list said we were ready for four more boots - and we got just one.   So now is a really good time to get signed up.

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If we responded to the email about the open spots, should we have gotten a response back yet or is that still to come? Just want to make sure my response was received since I know there are sometimes email issues!
 
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Magdalene Bolton wrote:If we responded to the email about the open spots, should we have gotten a response back yet or is that still to come? Just want to make sure my response was received since I know there are sometimes email issues!



I suspect you will get a response in an hour or two.  
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Magdalene Bolton wrote:If we responded to the email about the open spots, should we have gotten a response back yet or is that still to come? Just want to make sure my response was received since I know there are sometimes email issues!



I suspect you will get a response in an hour or two.  



Did you hear from lara?
 
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Yes I did! thank you. I just got back with her a few minutes ago
 
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I can not figure out where this place is located? As in what state?
 
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Marcia Everett wrote:I can not figure out where this place is located? As in what state?



Hi Marcia, we’re in Montana.
 
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Montana.   Near missoula.
 
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