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Meet the 2021 Fall Product Program Mascots

Penny, Pebbles, and Pip are the Emperor penguin mascots for the 2021 Fall Product Program!

Girl Scouts can earn multiple entries into the drawing for the giant plush penguin, Penny, by meeting certain criteria. To learn more about the drawing, head to the article on the GSCO blog.

The small and large plush penguins are two of the rewards for the 2021 Fall Product Program. Pip is earned at the $350 level, and Pebbles at $750.

To see all 2021 Fall Product Program girl rewards, check out the order card posted on our website. Remember that all rewards are cumulative.

Fun Facts About Emperor Penguins:

  1. Their aerodynamic bodies and strong flippers make them excellent swimmers, reaching speeds of 7.6 mph.

  2. They can dive deeper than any other bird – as deep as 565 m 1850 ft – and they can stay under water for more than 20 minutes.

  3. A social animal, they will walk up to 75 miles each year to reach their colonial nesting areas.

  4. Once an egg is laid, the male will care for the egg until hatched while the mother returns to the sea to hunt for food. This can last up to 2 months!

  5. As the young penguins grow, adults leave them in groups of chicks called crèches while they leave to fish.

  6. There are approximately 595,000 adult Emperor penguins in Antarctica.

  7. It’s the only animal to inhabit the open ice of Antarctica during the winter.

  8. They face wind chills as cold as -76oF and blizzards of 124mph!

  9. Four layers of scale-like feather protect them from icy winds and provide a waterproof coat.

  10. Colonies of adults and chicks work together to huddle for warmth. 5,000 or more tightly packed adults and chicks shuffle around, so each takes a turn – but not too long – on the outside of the huddle where it’s cold!

To learn more about Emperor penguins, the scientists who study them and the activists working to protect them, visit the websites below:

If you have questions about Fall Product Program or need assistance, please contact GSCO customer care. Call 1- 877-404-5708 or email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

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