New Girl Scout cookie record: One girl sells 18,107 boxes

Girl Scout cookie record broken by sixth-grader Katie Francis of Oklahoma City. Previous Girl Scout cookie record of approximately 18,000 boxes was set back in the 1980s.

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    Girl Scout Katie Francis, seen here in February selling cookies in Oklahoma City, broke the Girl Scout cookie record by asking everyone she met to buy a box.
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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 cookie.

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.

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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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