Children from the 3rd Orange Cub Scouts have been making toys and visiting puppies and kittens at the RSPCA shelter in Orange.
The volunteer initiative was started by 11-year-old cub Rohan Wythes.
"It was my idea but it was just really a suggestion," Rohan said.
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"I suggested making toys for the RSPCA.
"I thought we could get the whole hall to make toys. It did very well."
Rohan said the toys were tailored to the animals and they used their knot tying skills to make rope toys for the dogs, fishing rod style toys for the cats and they brought shiny DVDs for the roosters after hearing they like the reflection from shiny objects.
However, he said the highlight for him was getting to spend time with the puppies.
Scout Section Cubs leader Charli Hills said the children volunteered at the RSPCA twice but had to take a break to do other activities but are resuming the visits in a couple of weeks and they hope to continue with the visits into the new year.
She said there were seven cubs involved in the initiative.
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