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Lawton Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of cookie sales

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - This year, Girl Scouts across America celebrate 100 years of selling those cookies we crave. It's extra special for the scouts in Oklahoma because cookie selling originated in Muskogee, Okla.

While the girls are celebrating the 100 years of selling cookies, it's still cookie selling season. And the girls all have big goals to sell either 500, 1,000 or 2,000 boxes.

Some of the tricks of the trade from Lawton girls scouts is calling the cookies "fabulous" can get you an instant sale, and taking over a 'cookie corner' on a street in your neighborhood can get you a lot of buyers driving by.

All of the girls have tips, lessons learned and reasons why they wanted to be a girl scout in the first place.

"I joined Girl Scouts because I was really excited to sell cookies," said Abigail Taylor, 5th grade.

"Well this year switched it up and I went to barbershops,” said Taylor Acree, 11th grade. “I learned that I could get a lot of people to buy there!"
Hayley Hudak. 1st grade"I ask them, ‘Do you want to buy some girl scout cookies?’" said Hayley Hudak, 1st grade.

The Laqua sisters have sold the most boxes in Lawton in the past. The reached 2,000 boxes for each of the siblings.

But the record holder for the U.S. is Katie Francis from Oklahoma City. She sold 22,000 cookies last year, and is still striving to sell even more.

Cookies are on sale until March 26.

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