Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

U.S.

Oklahoma girl sells more than 18,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, breaking group's record

GirlScout.jpg

Feb. 6: Katie Francis pulls her wagon full of boxes of cookies in the snow through a neighborhood in Warr Acres selling cookies in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman)

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.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.82% up 3.80%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.05% up 3.01%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.12% dw 4.17%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.19% up 3.17%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.19% dw 3.34%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.60% -- 4.60%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.09% dw 4.11%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.91% dw 4.92%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.34% dw 4.35%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.36% -- 4.36%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.73% dw 2.76%  
36 M Used Graph 3.22% dw 3.25%  
48 M New Graph 2.97% dw 3.04%  
48 M Used Graph 2.76% dw 2.87%  
60 M New Graph 3.12% dw 3.13%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.38% -- 0.38%  
1 yr Graph 0.70% -- 0.71%  
5 yr Graph 1.48% -- 1.48%