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Austin Michael Lynch, 18, of Louisville, earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.
Lynch was to be recognized in ceremonies Sunday at St. Gabriel Church.
A member of St. Gabriel Church, Troop 346, Lynch is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Ron Corbet.
Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church, or synagogue-related service project to earn his Eagle; Lynch chose to create and build a 1,100 foot nature trail at Calvary Cemetery.
Lynch has served as both patrol leader and troop scribe. He earned his Arrow of Light and completed his mile swim. Lynch joins other notable American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them former President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, and mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg.
Lynch is a member of St. Gabriel Church and is active in FBLA, Drama Club and Film Club at Spencer County High School, where he is a senior.
He is the son of Robert Lynch of Louisville and Kim Karrer of Taylorsville.