posted on March 25, 2014 by Jaycie Cash

An Easy Sell for Cookie Sales

Bundle5State pride forces me to note a momentous achievement: Katie Francis, a Girl Scout from Oklahoma, not only sold the most cookies of any GS in the nation this year, she also broke a 30-year record in the process.

Previously, the largest amount sold by a single scout was 18,000 boxes. Elizabeth Brinton, home state not mentioned in the msn.com news report I read, accomplished this unbroken-until-now-record back in the 1980s.

My Home Girl, Katie, a sixth-grader, sold 18,107 boxes this year. Although she increased sales by almost 50% over last year, she was no piker then either with 12,428 boxes sold in 2013.

Katie was quoted as saying she managed to sell so many boxes by asking everyone she met to buy. This tells me she and I have a lot in common, as I ask everyone I meet if they have any cookies I could eat, if they say “no,” I sigh.

When forced, I’ve been known to shell out hard-earned funds to buy a supply.

Come to think of it, it wouldn’t surprise me if Ms Brinton, the previous cookie sales record holder, is an Okie, just like Katie and me. No question we loves us some cookies around here every bit as much as we loves our barbecue and chicken-fried steaks.

Okay, now I’ve gone and made myself hungry. Time to grab another cookie from the pile of boxes I’ve stacked next to my computer.

Modesty forces me to admit that although I’ve shown TREMENDOUS support for Girl Scout cookie sales for a number of years now, one or two other people probably also bought a couple boxes from Katie.

While I paused from writing long enough just now to lick the crumbs from my fingers, I eyed my stash. It’s impressive enough to make me think if I had a gang name, the most appropriate would probably be cookie related.

Which would you recommend:

• Cookie Cash
• Jaycie “Thin Mint” Cash
• Jay-cie-dos (Do-Si-Dos Peanut Butter Sandwiches should never be forgotten)
• Treschin Cash (in honor of the Trefoils cookie and the fact that, thanks to my devotion to Girl Scout delights, I’ll probably be sporting at least three chins for the rest of the year)

HOW ABOUT YOU, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COOKIE? WHAT WOULD BE YOUR MOST APPROPRIATE GANG NAME? IF NOT A COOKIE, WHAT’S THE ONE THING YOU FIND HARD TO RESIST? A FREE COPY OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, MRS. GOODFELLER WILL BE RANDOMLY AWARDED TO ONE PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT BELOW BEFORE THE NEXT WRITERSPACE BLOG IS POSTED.

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6 thoughts on “An Easy Sell for Cookie Sales”

  1. Andrea Lammly says:

    Thin mints

    1. Jaycie Cash says:

      A popular choice, for sure!

  2. Kathryn Merkel says:

    My current favorite girl scout cookie is the Lemonaid. I have been known to buy whole cases of various flavors, which I then used to make cookie crusts for pies & cheesecakes. I would love it if they sold the cookies twice a year instead of just once, so I didn’t have worry about running out. Lol

    1. Jaycie Cash says:

      Brilliant approach on the crusts, Kathryn. That’s the kind of “out of the cookie box” thinking I can appreciate. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. mathlady68 says:

    When I could still eat them, I loved the Thin Mint! I am amazed that Katie Francis sold 18,000 boxes! What an enterprising Girl Scout!

    1. Jaycie Cash says:

      Isn’t she! All kidding aside, that was an amazing accomplishment. Thanks for pointing it out, mathlady68!

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