Arizona Girl Scouts break Guinness World Record for cookie sales

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By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Girl Scouts of Arizona Cactus-Pine Council achieved their cookie selling goals this Super Bowl weekend, breaking the Guinness World Record for "Most Money Raised for a Charity through the Sale of Cookies in 24 Hours."

Each girl sold at least 49 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies nearly two hours before the deadline to set the record. The Scouts sold more than 88,756 boxes of cookies in 24 hours. One troop sold 60 boxes of the delicious treats in 20 minutes.

"As soon as we knew the Super Bowl was here, we thought, ‘how can we make a big splash and be a part of all the festivities?’" Girl Scouts representative Heather Thornton said.

600 troops and thousands of Scouts participated in the cookie chaos, hitting every corner of the Valley from local grocery stores to Super Bowl Central in Downtown Phoenix. The troops raised $123,000 by 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The Girl Scout cookie season is in high-gear, and Scouts will be selling the treats until March 8. Support your local troop, download the cookie finder app (from Apple store or Google play), or visit the Girl Scouts cookie locator to find cookies near you.