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February 2, 2013

Leader of the Pack: Local girl tops cookie sales

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MANKATO —

Coopman and other area Scouts are part of the expansive Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Council that sells millions of boxes each year and routinely leads the nation in sales.

The national Girl Scout cookie drive is a $750 million business that finances programming and support for more than 3.2 million girls.

And if the Scouts don’t come to you, you can go to the Scouts via a new app for Android or iPhone (cookiefinder.org) that tells seekers where they can buy.

The national one-year record for individual Scout cookie sales is unofficially held by either Jennifer Sharpe of Detroit, who sold 17,328 boxes in 2008, or by Elizabeth Brinton of Fairfax, Va., who in the 1980s is said to have sold 18,000 in a season. 

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