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Scout mourned

PUBLISHED: 17:07 10 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 23 August 2010

HUNDREDS of mourners attended a memorial service for a teenage scout leader killed during a hiking expedition in Scotland. Stephen Young, 18, from Borough Green, fell through a shelf of snow while on a group trip to the Cairngorms on February 15. Famil

HUNDREDS of mourners attended a memorial service for a teenage scout leader killed during a hiking expedition in Scotland.

Stephen Young, 18, from Borough Green, fell through a shelf of snow while on a group trip to the Cairngorms on February 15.

Family, friends, classmates and fellow scouts from across north Kent were asked to wear bright colours or uniform for the service at Rochester Cathedral on Tuesday.

His mother Judy, a teacher, and his uncle Andrew, who is in the RAF, were part of the same walking group when he was killed. No one else was hurt.

A statement released by the family ahead of the memorial service said: "At this time of sadness we are still trying to come to terms with the loss of such an inspiring but gentle young man."

Mr Young had been in Scouts since he was six, was an assistant leader of Ingtham Scouts and was Kent Scout County's youngest trustee.

A statement from Kent Scouts said: "Stephen will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Stephen's family.

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