Girl Scout Breaks Mammoth Cookie Sales Record

Katie Francis says she asks everyone she meets to buy

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Mar 25, 2014 9:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – An Oklahoma City girl who says she asks everyone she meets to buy Girl Scout cookies has broken the organization's decades-old sales record by a margin about the size of a Thin Mint. Katie Francis sold 18,107 boxes in the seven-week sales period that ended Sunday night. The previous mark was set by Elizabeth Brinton, who sold approximately 18,000 one year in the 1980s.

The sixth-grade student, who sold 12,428 boxes last year, told the Oklahoman last month that there were only three ingredients needed to rack up large sales: a lot of time, a lot of commitment, and asking everyone she met to buy. Her troop receives a share of the proceeds from the fundraiser and intends to donate to breast cancer research. The Oklahoman adds that this year's cookie-sale deadline was actually extended one week to March 30 due to winter weather; Katie hopes to reach the 20,000-box mark by then.

In this file photo from Feb. 6, 2014, Girl Scout Katie Francis pulls her wagon full of boxes of cookies in the snow through a neighborhood in Warr Acres selling cookies in Oklahoma City.
In this file photo from Feb. 6, 2014, Girl Scout Katie Francis pulls her wagon full of boxes of cookies in the snow through a neighborhood in Warr Acres selling cookies in Oklahoma City.   (Doug Hoke)
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On school days, Katie Francis would be out selling cookies until after 9pm. And on weekends, she'd spend at least 12 hours out on the streets selling cookies, with her mom driving her around the city.   (Newsy)

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