DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — A Durant Boy Scouts troop held a fundraiser on Saturday afternoon.

Alane Laughlin works on the troop committee and knows the costs can be overwhelming. 

"This is an economically-challenged neighborhood," she said. "It's rather expensive to join Boy Scouts... there's the registration, there's the dues, there's the uniform that's required."

Troop 618 halted activities during the pandemic and has struggled to return after cost concerns. 

"This is an area that is socially, economically underprivileged, and so our goal... our mission here by bringing the troop back... is so we can specifically reach out to the boys in this neighborhood," Laughlin said. 

She emphasized importance of joining Boy Scouts for children who are in underprivileged areas.

"It shows that there is a path outside of what they see," Laughlin said. "What this does is it shows them that there's more that's available to them."

The next meeting for Troop 618 will be held at the Boys and Girls Club in Durant at 6:30 p.m. on August 1.