Scouts who knew 10-year-old Alex Fisher saluted and formed a guard of honour for the boy as he was carried out to a waiting hearse.
It marked the end of a private service for the Levin boy who was found dead on Waitarere Beach last week.
Alex's older brother rode Alex's motorbike to the Horowhenua crematorium for a private family service.
Friends and family of Alex farewelled their "beautiful young man" at the Salvation Army Worship and Community centre this afternoon.
A hearse carrying his body arrived at the centre at 1:30pm, with many in attendance wearing green ribbons.
They gathered around Alex's coffin as it was brought inside by his brothers and parents.
The coffin was adorned with messages for the Ohau School pupil.
Area commander Inspector Sarah Stewart, who led the search for Alex, was at the service as well as a group of Scouts.
Media was asked to stay in one area while the service was underway.
Alex's body was found on Waitarere Beach following a three day search for him in the nearby forest.
A homicide investigation is now underway.