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CARROLLTON - Friends and loved ones gathered at First United Methodist Church in Carrollton to remember 13 year-old Christian Sanchez and 39-year-old Nickie Lac, the two people who died during a Boy Scout trip last week.

The troop had been camping near the U.S.-Canadian border when severe storms moved through the area Thursday morning, knocking down trees and power lines. One of the trees fell on Nickie's tent along with hitting Christian.

Nickie was a mother of four and a former Marine. Christian had been involved in in the Boy Scouts since first grade and loved the outdoors.

Scout Executive CEO Pat Currie says the losses have been felt throughout the entire Scouting community, "Both were just outstanding members of the Scouting family, you can see by the outpouring. It's not just the people from their own individual troop, it’s people from the entire Scouting family."

GoFundMe accounts have been set up for both victims to assist with funeral services.

First United Methodist is where Troop 121 usually meets on a regular basis, but Monday's meeting took on special significance in the wake of last week's deaths, "The community as a whole loved both these individuals,” says Currie, “so I think you'll see that bond and the way that everybody will come together around the families will continue."

Funeral arrangements are still being finalized for both families.

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