Oklahoma girl breaks Girl Scout's decades-old cookie sales record
Girl Scout Katie Francis pulls her wagon full of boxes of cookies in the snow through a neighbourhood in Warr Acres selling cookies in Oklahoma City on Feb. 6, 2014. (Doug Hoke /The Oklahoman)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, March 24, 2014 9:33PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY — 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 of Oklahoma City 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 told The Oklahoman newspaper 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.
Katie sold 12,428 boxes last year.
Her troop receives a share of the proceeds from the fundraiser and intends to donate to breast cancer research.