The Good Sam Story
The story behind The Good Sam Club is four decades in the making. The Club takes its name from the term "Good Samaritan" and came to life in 1966 when cartoonist E.C. Bilsland Jr. Sketched a dark haired character with a broad smile and a halo to personify the spirit of Good Samaritan RVers. A group of RVers began placing a Good Samaritan sticker on the bumper of their RV while on the road to let fellow RV families know they were there to help. This idea spread through RV parks and campgrounds across the US and Canada until the club developed into what it is today. The goal remains the same as it did in 1966 to make RVing safer and more enjoyable, and save members money through Club endorsed benefits and services. The Good Sam Club has now over one million RVing families strong and growing! Our members have fun, stop to help one another and meet our responsibilities to the environment, highways and parks.
We have over 2,000 active chapters through the United States and Canada. These chapters support hundreds of local charities as well as participating in civic projects such as Adopt a Highway, National Clean up Day, and Habitat For Humanity. But good deeds is not all we do. We also have fun. Each year thousands of Good Samers attend gatherings we call "Rallies" (previously called (Samborees") which are held in most states and provinces that include activities such as seminars, entertainment, craft classes, ice cream socials, dinners and other events which make these a festive and worthwhile piece of America.