From Camp Yawgoog.Org
The home of Camp Medicine Bow, Rathom Lodge, was dedicated July 4th, 1929. Rathom Lodge is named after former Council Scout Commissioner, John R. Rathom. A relief plaque of John R. Rathom sculpted by James S. Novelli hangs above the fireplace.
John R. Rathom was general manager and editor of The Providence Journal during World War I. He was deeply involved in Boy Scouts across the country and is considered father of the Boy Scouts in Rhode Island. Rathom served as Council Scout Commissioner and was credited with giving Scouting a big boost during formative stages.
Rathom Lodge was renovated with a new roof in 1994 and updated again to comply with new fire codes enacted after the Rhode Island Station Nightclub fire.
- History of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical. New York: The American Historical Society, Inc., 1920.