8-year-old San Bernardino Girl Scout sells 32,000 boxes of cookies, sets national record

Lilly Bumpus sold more than 32,000 boxes of cookies over the past three months, setting a new national record for the most cookies ever sold in one season.

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"It's like the biggest number I've ever seen." Lilly Bumpus set a huge goal for herself when it came to selling Girl Scout cookies. The 8-year-old cancer survivor not only achieved her goal, she set a national record for cookie sales.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- San Bernardino's Lilly Bumpus has just broken the national record for the most Girl Scout cookies ever sold in one season!

The 8-year-old sold more than 32,000 boxes over the past three months. Her troop held a special celebration, where the official total was revealed.

Lilly, who is a cancer survivor, has been in Girl Scouts for four years. She collected more than 5,000 donated boxes to be delivered to other children fighting childhood cancer.

"I thought, 'Wow I never knew I could do that,'" she said. "And it just meant so much to me to see that huge number. It's like the biggest number I've ever seen."

Since Girl Scouts couldn't set up in front of stores this year, Lilly hosted a stand outside her own home. She says it's her dream for any proceeds to go toward childhood cancer research.

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