Love seeing old topics resurrected, gives those of us who weren't around back then a chance to join in.
I think pencils, plastic divot tools, tees etc are fine and we (speaking for courses) expect players to take those and have no problem with it. I personally like to keep scorecards or yardage books from courses I've been to.
On a related note, before golf I was a Hotel General Manager. My OWN mother came to stay in my hotel for a week to visit. The morning she was leaving, i went up to help her with her luggage. In the bathroom I saw her makeup kit stuffed with at least 10 to 12 bottles of lotion and mouthwash each. I said "MOM...WTH?" She said, oh those are the things you tell want guests to take, because it's free advertising!! I laughed and asked her exactly what TV Channel or Magazine was she going to be promoting my hotel on? I was of course giving her a hard time, but she completely thought nothing of stocking up the whole week and taking them all home....I had to shake my head.