The abyss of social media, where do you begin? You create your profile, chose your most flattering profile picture and write a little something about yourself…you’re in! Now you’ve got to choose what you see and from who – friends, families, celebrities, broadcasters, magazines…and then these people they call ‘influencers!’

But who are these influencers? Well, we’ve saved you the time and the energy trying to find the right people to follow on social media by compiling our top accounts to follow.

Bear Grylls

World Scout Chief Ambassador and UK Chief Scout, Bear Grylls embraces the spirit of adventure and survival. An ex-Special Forces soldier, he is known around the world as the host of hit survival TV series, a bestselling author and a supporter of young people experiencing adventure.

Facebook @RealBearGrylls   Twitter @BearGrylls   Instagram @beargrylls

Duchess of Cambridge

Previously a Cub Scout leader in North Wales, the Duchess of Cambridge is a Scout’s patron.

Facebook @TheBritishMonarchy   Twitter @KensingtonRoyal   Instagram @kensingtonroyal

Ellie Simmonds

Ellie Simmonds, OBE, is Paralympic swimmer, self-confessed baking enthusiast and a Scout Ambassador.  At the age of 13, she won two golds at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic games, going on to win again at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Facebook @EllieSimmondsOfficial   Twitter @EllieSimmonds1   Instagram @elliesimmonds

Malala Yousafzai

Advocate for girls’ education and women’s equality, Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate and UN Messenger of Peace. The Malala Fund breaks down the barriers preventing more than 130 million girls around the world from going to school.

Facebook @Malala Yousafzai   Twitter @Malala   Instagram @malala