Girl Scout breaks cookie-selling record with over 18K boxes sold

Girl Scout breaks cookie-selling record with over 18K boxes sold
FILE - 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. Francis says she asks everyone she meets to buy Girl Scout cookies and has broken the organization's decades-old sales record by a margin about the size of a Thin Mint. Francis sold 18,107 boxes in the seven-week sales period that ended Sunday, March 23, 2014. The previous mark was set by Elizabeth Brinton, who sold approximately 18,000 one year in the 1980s. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Doug Hoke, File) LOCAL STATIONS OUT (KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL WEBSITES OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN OUT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE OUT) TABLOIDS OUT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 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.