OKLAHOMA CITY (March 24, 2014) An Oklahoma City girl who says she asks everyone she meets to buy Girl Scout cookies broke the organization's decades-old sales record, by just more than 100 boxes.
Katie Francis of Oklahoma City sold 18,107 boxes in the seven-week sales period that ended Sunday night.
The previous record was set by Elizabeth Brinton, who sold approximately 18,000 in 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.
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