Katie Francis holds the career record for number of Girl Scout Cookies sold with a total of 180,000 boxes. In 2014 She broke the single season record by selling 21,477, then broke that record the next year with 22,200 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies Sold. In 2017, she broke the career record and sold the record-breaking box to Jimmy Fallon. She is a young entrepreneur who understands the importance of setting goals and the hard work that it takes to achieve them.
Each year she strives to challenge herself and look ahead to what she can do better. Achieving her goals requires lots of hard work and Katie learned at a very young age that applying determination, time and commitment to her cookie sale business helps her accomplish her dreams. She is always trying to learn as much as she can and has participated in the Sandler Training Foundations Course in the Summer of 2018.
A driving force behind why Katie loves to sell cookies is that she looks forward to meeting people while she is selling. She always has a smile on her face and often sings and dances while selling, creating new cookie songs to popular tunes. A positive attitude and enthusiasm are an important aspect to her sales. One of the posters that she uses has the following quote on it: “there is more to cookies than what is in the box” and it is evident that the cookie sale is much more than a fundraiser to Katie.
The initial incentive that inspired Katie in 2011 was a college scholarship for her 529 college savings account but her growth over the years has proven that prizes are not as valuable as experience.
As a result of the cookie sale and the knowledge that she has gained, Katie has discovered that she loves giving motivational speeches and presentations and enjoys inspiring people to chase their own dreams.
Another reason Katie loves the cookie sale so much is because it enables her to help make the world a better place and to make a difference in her community and beyond. She and her Girl Scout troop volunteer and donate to a variety of local organizations and also reach out worldwide.
Katie is an excellent student and maintained straight A’s throughout High School. She loves to perform and studies piano, flute and voice. She took 13 years of dance classes, including jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, and Irish dance. She has performed in musicals at school and in community theater and also auditioned for several honor bands and choirs every year while she was in High School. The performing arts have given Katie the confidence and discipline that have carried over to all aspects of her life.
She strives to be a leader and lives by the motto, “dream, believe, achieve” in all things that she sets out to do.
Katie’s Girl Scout cookie sales totals:
- 2011 – 2,004 boxes
- 2012 – 7,482 boxes
- 2013 – 12,428 boxes
- 2014 – 21,477 boxes
- 2015 -22,200 boxes
- 2016 – 20,016 boxes
- 2017 – 15,499 boxes
- 2018 – 18,894 boxes
- 2019 – 15,800 boxes
- 2020 – 44,200 boxes
- Grand total – 180,000 boxes