In July, boys being boys, fooling around, turned near fatal as one Boy Scout at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia began choking on a cupcake that he shoved in his mouth as a fellow scout chased him out of a tent.
Luckily, for the victim, Schneider was at the right place at the right time.
With prior EMS and first aid training, Schneider sprang into action — he called for an adult and then went to work performing the Heimlich maneuver.
The boy soon started coughing and spit out the cupcake.
Schneider, who is a junior member of the Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance, has been a Boy Scout since the first grade and has started working on his Eagle Scout project, which will earn him the highest award in Scouting. For his project, he is cataloging all of the veterans in Good Ground Cemetery and place markers at their graves.
Schneider, who is a senior at Hampton Bays High School, hopes to one day enter the Navy as a paramedic or be part of the military's special forces.