RoyalK.AbbottJr.
(8/30/1915–8/5/2006)
Troop9Stamford,DocAbbott:
ROYALK.ABBOTTJR.–alongtimeresidentofStamforddiedpeacefullyathomeAug.5,2006,atageof90.Born
August 30, 1915 in Canton, MA to Muriel and Royal Abbott, he attended high school in Needham MA and
graduatedfromDartmouthCollegein1937.HethenobtainedhisdoctorateinchemistryinFreibergGermanyand
Iowa State University. His career spanned 50 years working for General Electric, Pfizer, and Bristol Meyers
Corporations.
A long time supporter of Boy Scouting, “Doc” Abbott was a committee member and Treasurer of Troop 9 in
StamfordCT.HewashonoredwiththeSilverBeaverAwardforover50yearsofScoutingin1998.Docdevoted
over75yearstoScouting,manyofthemwithTroop9,helpingourboystodevelopintoresponsibleyoungmen.
BoyScoutTroop9establishedtheDoc Abbott High Adventure Scholarship Fund
tohonorDocAbbott's"scoutingspirit".Thefundisusedtoencourageand
financiallyassistourolderboystoplan,undertakeandexperience"high
adventure"typesofScoutingactivities.Theseexperienceshaveincluded,50+Mile
canoetrips,NationalJamborees,HighAdventureBases,extendedscouting
campingincludingbackpackingtripstoPhilmontScoutreservationinNewMexico
andSeaBaseadventuresinFlorida.Theseexceptionaleventshelpformlasting
Scoutingmemoriesandservetohelpolderboysretaintheircommitmenttothe
Scoutingprogram.
OurEagleScoutceremonial“Doc”AbbottCoin,mintedin1923,theyearofthe
foundingofScoutTroop9,ispresentedandmaintainedbythemostrecentEagle
ScoutinTroop9andpassedtothenextEagleScoutuponhisachievementtothe
rankofEagleScout.
TheDocAbbottHighAdventureFundisanongoingperpetualscholarshipfundthat
acceptscontributionsfromanyonewishingtopromoteandencouragethesegoals
andactivities.Thisscholarshipfundisseparatefromthenormaloperatingfundsof
thetroopandisdedicatedsolelytoHighAdventurecamperships.Pleasecontact
Troop9tolearnmoreaboutmakingdonationstoreplenishtheDocAbbottHigh
AdventureFund.