Colin York, 62, from Farnham in Hampshire was found guilty at Guildford Crown Court on six counts of sexual abuse against the boys who were aged nine and 10 at the time, Surrey Police said
The offences took place in Reigate in Surrey.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Trudie Harrison said: "York was a respected member of society who abused the trust people placed in him.
"I hope this sentence sends out a clear message to people like him that no matter how old the allegation is we will carry out a thorough investigation in an attempt to bring offenders to justice.
"I would like to praise the two victims for the bravery that they have shown throughout the investigation and subsequent court case and although this sentence will never undo the damage York caused it will make sure people are protected from him for some time."
"Our hearts are broken": family pays tribute to teenager
A teenager who died at the weekend after going to a party, where it is believed he took an illegal drug, has been formally identified as 18-year-old Charlie Barker from the Wrecclesham area of Farnham.
His mother, Trudy Barker, in a tribute to her son said: "Charlie, even as a child, was confident and warm, in adulthood he grew to become a thoughtful, artistic and caring young man. He worked hard at the fish and chip shop while studying at Farnham College.
"Both at his place of work and at college he was loved by all, his smile lit up any room he entered. Everyone who met Charlie was touched by his thoughtfulness and caring attitude towards others.
"As a family we are lost without him, our hearts are broken. He will never be forgotten and will live on in the hearts of all he became dear to.”
The circumstances leading up to the sudden death are being investigated by Surrey Police.
A report was received at 3.43pm about a single decker coach carrying a number of school children being involved in the incident near the Duke of Cambridge pub. Road closures are being put in place. There are no further details currently.
One of the world’s best known designers has become an honorary professor at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey. Former Dorset schoolboy Sir Terence Conran received the award for services to design, education and the creative arts.