Oklahoma Girl Scout Breaks Cookie Sales Record with 18,107 Boxes

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Record Broken by Oklahoma Girl Scout
Katie Francis
Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman/AP

03/25/2014 AT 11:15 AM EDT

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.

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